Hawk Count Sept. 23

Another hot day at the Hawk Count at Point LaBarbe. Ed Pike counted, with Steve Baker’s help for a while and Bruce Seeger from Cheboygan helping spot birds. We had a good trickle of Sharp-shinned all day and a few falcons. No Buteo’s were moving. At about 11:20 am Steve Baker spotted a Frigatebird which appeared to be a juvenile or female which Steve and Ed looked at for a minute, it disappeared in the distance; then short time later Bruce arrived and said he had seen it soaring over the north end of the Mackinac Bridge. A great sighting for us and a new record for the UP and Mackinac Co. The list of Raptors is below.
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 147
Bald Eagle 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Am. Kestrel 9

Monarch Butterfly 10
Magnificent Frigatebird 1