Posted by: bbharry72 | 5 November 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 5

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 5. Strong southeast winds thru the day. Slow day in the raptor world but had a third year Bald Eagle perched in the northeast mott and an Eastern Wood-Pewee. Bob
Migrants
6 Northern Harriers
2 Sharp-shinned Hawks
1 Merlin
1 White-tailed Kite

Posted by: bbharry72 | 4 November 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 4

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 4. Modest northeast and east winds that got stronger after noon. The White-tailed Hawk was an adult and a juvenile Bald Eagle made a pass. Bob
Migrants
2 Black Vulture
21 Turkey Vultures
6 Northern Harriers
13 Sharp-shinned Hawks
12 Cooper’s Hawks
24 Broad-winged Hawks
1 Red-tailed Hawks
50 Swainson’s Hawks
1 White-tailed Hawk
3 American Kestrels
1 Merlin

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 58
Turkey Vulture 753
Osprey 69
Bald Eagle 8
Northern Harrier 348
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1837
Cooper’s Hawk 1187
Red-shouldered Hawk 37
Broad-winged Hawk 19806
Red-tailed Hawk 76
Swainson’s Hawk 388
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 4
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 535
Merlin 57
Peregrine Falcon 73
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 1
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 13
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 8
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 30286

Posted by: bbharry72 | 2 November 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 2

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 2. Moderate north wind shifted west late morning and eventually south. Nice variety with 4 buteos and 4 falcons including the first countable Crested Caracara. Bob
Migrants
2 Black Vulture
87 Turkey Vultures
1 Osprey
24 Northern Harrier
19 Sharp-shinned Hawks
39 Cooper’s Hawks
1 Red-Shouldered Hawk
63 Broad-winged Hawks
6 Red-tailed Hawks
68 Swainson’s Hawks
1 American Kestrels
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine
1 Crested Caracara
1 White-tailed Kite

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 44
Turkey Vulture 636
Osprey 69
Bald Eagle 7
Northern Harrier 339
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1819
Cooper’s Hawk 1152
Red-shouldered Hawk 37
Broad-winged Hawk 19769
Red-tailed Hawk 68
Swainson’s Hawk 315
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 3
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 522
Merlin 54
Peregrine Falcon 73
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 1
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 13
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 8
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 29957

Posted by: bbharry72 | 30 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 30

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 30. Strong southeast winds and overcast. Rain ended the count at 1415. Winnie Burkett and Julie made a slow day fun. Bob
Migrants
5 Northern Harriers
8 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Cooper’s Hawks
5 American Kestrels

Posted by: bbharry72 | 29 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 29

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 29. Moderate north winds changing to east at 1030. Good numbers of White Pelicans and Greater White-fronted Geese. Bob
Migrants
3 Black Vulture
100 Turkey Vultures
7 Northern Harrier
1 Bald Eagle (white belly type)
4 Sharp-shinned Hawks
14 Cooper’s Hawks
137 Broad-winged Hawks
10 Red-tailed Hawks
11 Swainson’s Hawks
1 American Kestrels
2 Merlin

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 42
Turkey Vulture 549
Osprey 68
Bald Eagle 7
Northern Harrier 310
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1790
Cooper’s Hawk 1111
Red-shouldered Hawk 36
Broad-winged Hawk 19706
Red-tailed Hawk 62
Swainson’s Hawk 247
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 3
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 516
Merlin 52
Peregrine Falcon 72
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 0
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 12
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 7
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 29618

Posted by: bbharry72 | 28 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 28

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 28. Strong southwest winds became mild midday. Passerines were moving in the first few hours. Bob
Migrants
23 Turkey Vultures
7 Northern Harrier
10 Sharp-shinned Hawks
3 Cooper’s Hawks
2 American Kestrels
1 White-tailed Kite

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

Posted by: bbharry72 | 26 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26. Very strong northwest winds and overcast. 3 Greater Yellowlegs on exposed mud flats and 2 Roseate Spoonbills were treats. Bob
Migrants
5 Northern Harriers
5 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Cooper’s Hawks
1 Merlin

Posted by: bbharry72 | 24 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 24

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 24. Moderate east winds and overcast. Ended at noon because of
Migrants
1 Northern Harrier

Posted by: bbharry72 | 23 October 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23. Sturdy southeast winds, overcast and slowwww. Bob
Migrants
4 Northern Harriers
3 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Broad-winged Hawks

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