Posted by: jasonbojczyk | 26 September 2014

Still Knot Happening

Yesterday’s Count: 8!

Sharp-shinned Hawk-5

Cooper’s Hawk-3

Today’s Count: 185

Northern Harrier-2

Sharp-shinned Hawk-35

Cooper’s Hawk-2

Broad-winged Hawk-34

American Kestrel-3

Mississippi Kite-107

Swallow-tailed Kite-2

Additional Raptor Species Seen-Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Osprey, Swainson’s Hawk, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, and Crested Caracara.

Well, the Broad-wingeds are still not happening. Eight raptors were only counted on Thursday! Eight! While the last 3 hours were canceled due to thunderstorms, that number is still surprising. The most notable thing about yesterday was a flock of 52 Yellowlegs. Today saw decent Sharpie movement and another welcomed Kite movement. The long, frequent looks at what may be the last Swallow-taileds of the season was certainly a highlight. Not too many other tower highlights except for finally getting the first Common Tern for the tower this season. Robbins Park was great with 35+ Frigatebirds, the continuing Red Knot, a Marbled Godwit, 49 Black Skimmers, and a dozen shorebird species the highlights.

Tomorrow’s forecast is similar to what it’s been for this past week-Light NE winds and cooler temperatures to start the day.

Woods Update: Probably some decent movement in there but as it’s been for over a week, the mosquitoes have been absolutely terrible, peaking today.

Sanderling, Red Knot, and Semipalmated Plover

Sanderling, Red Knot, and Semipalmated Plover

Red Knot with Sanderling

Red Knot with Sanderling

Red Knot

Red Knot

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