Hawk Count – Sept. 27

Ed Pike was joined by Steve Baker, Bruce Seeger, and Sue Bissett. It was cool and windy, a 20 to 25 degree temperature drop from yesterday. The winds were from the west-northwest and fairly strong. Counting occurred from 10:30 am till 3 Pm. There were scattered light rain showers a few times that stopped the Raptors for a short time. There were also peaks of blue sky occasionally. When the blue patches appeared groups of Raptors would appear and seemed to follow the blue patches to the southeast. Many of the Raptors were very high when crossing. The totals are below.
Turkey Vulture 8
N. Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 39
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 9
Broad-winged Hawk 44
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Am. Kestrel 10
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 3
Unidentified Falcon 2

Sandhill Crane 37
Monarch Butterfly 2