Sunday, September 10, 2017

Detroit River Hawk Watch - 10 Sep 2017


Yesterday's hawk count netted 1500+ Broad-winged Hawks, so I decided to run down and spend a few hours with Kevin Georg, Andy Sturgess, and Raburn Howland. Glad I did!

The first birds of the morning were a few Sharp-shinned Hawks, but by 10 am the Broad-winged Hawks started coming through in distant kettles. Most birds were streaming northward toward the stacks and crossing over near the canals to the north, but by 11 am they were starting to cross over almost on top of us. Between 10 - 11 am (9 - 10 am hawk time) we counted 2000+ Broad-winged Hawks alone!


I had to leave at 11:30 am so I'll be curious to see what the total was for the day.

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