Friday, September 16, 2016

Prelude to HawkWatch 2016 - 16 Sep 2016

Clear skies and winds from the west prompted hope for a good flight today at the Detroit River Hawk Watch, but alas, the birds did not cooperate. A handful of Broad-winged Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, and Northern Harriers flew over, but the big kettles of birds did not materialize.

Broad-winged Hawk

American Kestrel

juvenile Ring-billed Gull molting into 1st-winter (1st Cycle) Plumage

Northern Harrier

Eastern Pondhawk

Rain is forecasted for Saturday, but Sunday looks to bring clearing skies. The counters hope that Sunday or Monday will bring lots of birds.

HawkFest 2016 is Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 September 2016 at Lake Erie Metropark!

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