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Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch: Week 6

Not what we would normally hope for at this peak time of raptor migration. The week’s total of 467 birds was not ideal. Weather conditions could be characterized as wicked windy. The first 5 days were just miserably gusty from just about every direction. Fears of scopes being knocked over were very real. This likely caused the lack of migration that seemed to be happening. The second half of the week featured some more favorable conditions and we managed to finish strong with 3 good days. Along similar lines, non-raptor migrations was slow as well, with the exception of over 700 Double-crested Cormorants tallied on 4/21. The first Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cliff Swallow, and Blue-headed Vireos also made appearances.

Join us for Feathers Over Freeport this weekend at Bradbury and Wolfe’s Neck State Parks for birdwalks, hawk watch workshop, and more!

Week 6 Totals (current week - total to date - 2021 total)

BLACK VULTURE 0-1-2

TURKEY VULTURE 0-470-603

OSPREY 29-205-390

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE 0-0-0

MISSISSIPPI KITE 0-0-0

BALD EAGLE 7-80-127

NORTHERN HARRIER 1-73-91

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK 63-434-736

COOPER’S HAWK 3-39-100

NORTHERN GOSHAWK 0-3-4

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK 3–120-129

BROAD-WINGED HAWK 317-954-1962

SWAINSON’S HAWK 0-0-0

RED-TAILED HAWK 0-130-180

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 0-0-0

GOLDEN EAGLE 0-0-0

AMERICAN KESTREL22-236-334

MERLIN 14-31–71

PEREGRINE FALCON 0-3-13

UNIDENTIFIED RAPTOR 6-25-75

TOTAL 467-2804-4817

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