Hawk Watch, April 15 and 16

The count was rained out on Saturday, April 15. It looked like April 16 may face the same fate, but thankfully the forecast changed early on in the morning and the rain stopped around 10:00. It was still rather foggy, but a few raptors decided to move. By 2:00 the movement had pretty much stopped and no raptors were actually crossing the Straits. Monday looks pretty promising after two poor weather days and predicted NW winds.

Highlights: 8 Common Loons flying over us together.

Turkey Vulture – 8
Osprey – 2
Northern Harrier – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 5
Broad-winged Hawk – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 10

Sandhill Crane – 2
Common Loon – 11