source site The season is over, but what a season ! 227 Golden Eagles, 44036 Broad-winged Hawks, 13091 Red-tailed Hawks 242 Rough-legged Hawks 1 Black Vulture, 1 Gyrfalcon, 1 Swainson’s Hawk and 1 Mississippi Kite! THANKS TO everybody who help out this year especially to Ed Pike and Steve Baker and to the rest of the gang Bruce and Dave, Jack and Bev and a special thanks to Cathy Freebarin for letting me stay at her summer house! Hope to see you guys next year!
http://ccs-fl.org/ccscorp/privacy-policy On Saturday around 11:50 I saw an adult Mississippi Kite with 3 Broad-winged Hawks. Over 64,000 hawks so far,two days left to go!
follow With todays count it brought the count so far to over 60000 raptors one young golden eagle today brings the total at 226. With east winds tomorrow could be another good day.
Today we had our first Swainson’s Hawk Steve Baker found it among hundreds of Broad-winged Hawks! Had 19 Golden Eagles all young birds! 16 Rough-legged Hawks ! And over 17000 Broad-winged Hawks! Thanks to everybody who help today ! We had over 24 visitors today which is awesome! Tomorrow looks like another good day
Yesterday around 5:30 I heard a lot of noise from the baseball field as the robins and other birds feeding in the field took off at first thought the local merlin but seeing this falcon it was not the merlin it was large red-tailed size flying fast low over the field, heavy streaks on its side and medium gray, with no peregrine helmut just smallish streaks on its face and then it was gone flying west thru the trees.
First winds came out the South west with a good lift-off of Board-wings then for several hours just a few birds . The wind became calm and started to get warm so I took off my winter coat put in the car and turned around to get hit with a cold wind out of the East! So put on the winter coat and watch the wind turbines turn all the way to the Southeast! By then everybody had left,being a couple hours till the watch was over then came the Broad-wings and Golden Eagles with several hundred Broad-wings and 5 more Golden Eagles. Never can tell!
Over 10000+ Red-tailed hawk in the last few days . Number are deceasing with today’ s total being 222, but Broad-winged Hawks are on the rise with 444 seen today. Had several dark-morph Red-tails. Also 85 Rough-legged were seen. One Great Egret came by yesterday! Had a few more Golden Eagles bringing the total to 168 so far.
Today at the hawk watch we had a great day with 5360 RED-TAILED HAWKS !! Also 1 Northern Goshawk and 16 Rough_legged Hawks and at least 10 dark-morph Red-tails and 21 Bald Eagles. Tomorrow wind look to be good so more,more,more!
Today we had 353 Red-tailed Hawks and 6 Rough-legged Hawks and 2 immature Golden Eagles. The weather has held the flight for the last few days and with nicer weather predicted there could be alot of birds in the pipeline!
First BLACK VULTURE came by today of all days! Steve got pictures hopefully he can post some here! Also one Golden Eagle immature was seen along with a few Bald Eagles.