Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 4 177 177
Osprey 3 17 17
Bald Eagle 4 15 15
Northern Harrier 25 63 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 605 1141 1141
Cooper's Hawk 5 27 27
American Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 124 457 457
Red-tailed Hawk 4 31 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 93 269 269
Merlin 9 41 41
Peregrine Falcon 3 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Hugh Kent
Observers: Chip Ogglesby, Juliette Herdman, Liz Kent, Noel Herdman
Noel and Chip did an awesome job undertaking the count for the first few
hours in the absence of the Official Counter and then continued to help out
for most of the day. It was good to see John again and to meet Sylvia who
used to observe for the Hawk Watch in the 90s.
A moderate wind from the west with a slight northern aspect at times.
Overcast to start, with a short period of rain early morning. Cloud cover
slowly reduced in the afternoon. The temperature was generally around 20c
increasing to 25c late afternoon. Visibility was good.
Very much a Sharp-shinned Hawk day with 605 seen. Broad-winged Hawks
followed with 124. It is likely that due to the wind we missed observing
thousands of Broad wings passing to our north with only two kettles
observed at a distance. American Kestrels were next with 93 counted.
Northern Harriers (25) had a good day. A young Peregrine provided
entertainment for about half an hour going for anything that flew,
including two Northern Harriers that held their own and fought it off.
The highlight of the day was a new for the season overflight of 22 Pectoral
Sandpipers. There were low numbers generally with the songbirds
particularly absent, probably sheltering from the wind. The list is at
A gentle breeze from the north is forecast for tomorrow, with scattered
clouds. Good conditions for Broad Wing migration, so lets hope they come!
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