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Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch: Week 7

Not like last week, but still a good showing of raptors this week. Despite more very gusty winds. We lost some count time in the middle of the week to rain and fog, but the days surrounding this weather resulted in decent flights. The 4000th hawk of the season was recorded on 5/1. And, a Peregrine Falcon was observed at close enough range to see a transmitter backpack on it. Non-raptors were not abundant this week, but we did get our first-of-year Chimney Swifts and Black-throated Green Warblers.


Check out Thacher Carter's story that was published in the Times Record.

Week 7 Totals (current week - total to date - 2020 total)

BLACK VULTURE 0-2-1

TURKEY VULTURE 0-603-557

OSPREY 55-313-401

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE 0-0-0

MISSISSIPPI KITE 0-0-0

BALD EAGLE 6-108-89

NORTHERN HARRIER 6-78-58

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK 126-592-776

COOPER’S HAWK 6-84-56

NORTHERN GOSHAWK 2-4-6

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK 4-123-65

BROAD-WINGED HAWK 556-1812-2531

SWAINSON’S HAWK 0-0-0

RED-TAILED HAWK 7-163-136

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 0-0-0

GOLDEN EAGLE 0-0-0

AMERICAN KESTREL 28-299-249

MERLIN 9-51-79

PEREGRINE FALCON 2-11-8

UNIDENTIFIED RAPTOR 10-66-45

TOTAL 818-4309-5057

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