Posted by: bbharry72 | 6 November 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 6

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 6. Moderate south winds and great clouds to the west all day. Two Red-tails today were at the opposite ends of the Red-tailed spectrum, a very light, probable adult Krider’s and one a very dark immature Western. A great example of phenotypic plasticity. Winnie Burkett helped with the cloud watching and unraveling the mysterious Red-taileds. Bob
Migrants
8 Turkey Vultures
12 Northern Harriers
14 Sharp-shinned Hawks
3 Cooper’s Hawks
13 Broad-winged Hawks
4 Red-tailed Hawks
2 American Kestrels

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 58
Turkey Vulture 761
Osprey 69
Bald Eagle 8
Northern Harrier 366
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1853
Cooper’s Hawk 1190
Red-shouldered Hawk 37
Broad-winged Hawk 19819
Red-tailed Hawk 80
Swainson’s Hawk 388
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 4
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 537
Merlin 58
Peregrine Falcon 73
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 1
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 14
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 8
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 30352

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