28 March, Hawk Count

We had a good day at the Hawk Watch after the low heavy clouds lifted. At first the Red-tails were moving in and out of the clouds making them difficult to keep track of; it did not appear any were crossing then. The clearing moved in from the north to south and immediately more raptors started moving. The north breeze seemed to keep the numbers down. Then in mid to late afternoon most of the raptors were moving very high and difficult to see against the blue sky. Total raptors seen Red-tail 98, Rough-leg (11 light morph) (5 dark morph), Red-shouldered 11. Bald Eagle 15, Am. Kestrel 2 and 1 Sandhill Crane. Surprisingly there were no Golden Eagles seen moving through today.

Wed. should be another good day with sunny skies.

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