Video Gallery

Here are some videos that show you just what a raptor watching experience can be like. More videos will be added as they become available. Eventually I will add videos of kettles rather than just single birds, but the single bird videos can be used in conjunction with a field guide to help brush up on identification skills prior to visiting. If your internet speed allows it, I always recommend switching to HD mode. Just click on the little gear icon and change the quality setting to 1080P. Enjoy!

  • Golden Eagle

    Golden Eagle
    This is one of many Golden Eagles to have passed over the Straits in the spring of 2015.
  • Red-tailed Hawk

    Red-tailed Hawk
    This is a typical "Eastern" Red-tailed Hawk. This is the most common subspecies of Red-tailed Hawk seen during the raptor watch.
  • Bald Eagle harassing a Common Raven

    Bald Eagle harassing a Common Raven
    This is a second year Bald Eagle harassing a Common Raven. Birds harassing each other is a common sight at the hawk watch.
  • Dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk

    Dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk
    Early in the season, we will often times see Rough-legged Hawks during the count. Although it is a distant view, this one is a special treat because it is a dark morph. Notice the dark (almost black) under wing coverts and the white flight feathers.
  • American Crow harassing a Red-tailed Hawk

    American Crow harassing a Red-tailed Hawk
    These sorts of aerial battles are quite common at the hawk watch.
  • Golden Eagle

    Golden Eagle
    This is a young Golden Eagle in flight.
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