Posted by: bbharry72 | 27 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27. Moderate northwest winds and overcast until noon. Birds arrived with the sun. Nice variety today and some nice surprises: 2 storks, 16 Sandhill Cranes and 3 different age classes of Bald Eagles. Marvin Masters and Joe Kennedy helped with the count. Bob
Migrants
8 Black Vulture
79 Turkey Vultures
2 Osprey
25 Northern Harrier
2 Bald Eagle
4 Sharp-shinned Hawks
9 Cooper’s Hawks
357 Broad-winged Hawks
5 Red-tailed Hawks
7 Swainson’s Hawks
2 American Kestrels
1 Peregrine
1 White-tailed Kite

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 39
Turkey Vulture 426
Osprey 68
Bald Eagle 6
Northern Harrier 296
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1776
Cooper’s Hawk 1094
Red-shouldered Hawk 36
Broad-winged Hawk 19569
Red-tailed Hawk 52
Swainson’s Hawk 236
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 3
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 513
Merlin 50
Peregrine Falcon 72
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 0
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 11
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 6
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 29281

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