Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ash Creek county forest hawk watch

I spent the morning at Ash creek today with the county field days for the area 6th graders.
The day was perfect. Sunny, no clouds, NW winds @ about 8-14 mph. The result? Lots of migrating hawks.

The following passed by this morning:
Red-tailed Hawk 10
Cooper's Hawk 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Bald Eagle 3
Turkey Vulture 15
Broad-winged Hawk 3

That was in 3 hours. unfortunately, I could not stay all day. An all day watch would have turned up greater numbers.
There was one hawk that flew by that could have been an imm Goshawk but I didn't see enough field marks to ID it. It was bigger than a Cooper's though.

Tomorrow will bring NW winds but cloudy skies. hawking won't be as good. We'll see what Thurs brings.

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