Hawk Count – Sept. 28

Today Ed Pike and Sue Stewart counted Raptors at Point LaBarbe. Tom Wasilewski from Pennsylvania stopped by and visited for the afternoon on his way to Hawk Ridge, Deluth, Minn. Overall it was an unexpectedly slow day. Although we did see several flocks of Athya (probably Redheads) flying east. The weather was nice with moderate winds and sunshine with temps in the mid- 60’s. Nice after those days of 80’s. Several “V”‘s of Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes were seen moving south. Two Rudy Turnstones flew over the point headed south. The list is below

Turkey Vulture 12
N. Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 8
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Am. Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon 1

Sandhill Crane 131
Monarch Butterfly 23

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