Hawk Watch, April 28

The most unremarkable day that I’ve had thus far. The forecast seemed promising, but for the first two hours it drizzled with some occasional sleet. Since the chance of precipitation was 0% chance, I figured I should stay and wait it out in case it suddenly cleared. Eventually the precipitation stopped, but no raptors moved. I was optimistically awaiting the sun to come out in the afternoon, as the forecast predicted, but it never did. A few raptors moved throughout the whole day, but very few. The saving grace of today was the season’s first Peregrine Falcon.

Turkey Vulture – 6
Bald Eagle – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
Peregrine Falcon – 1

Sandhill Crane – 1
Common Loon – 13