Hawk Watch, June 1-2

With just a few days left of the count, there are still a handful of birds moving through. June 1 started quite nice but unexpected afternoon rain shut the modest movement down. Today was supposed to be west winds all day but instead it was northeasterly until late afternoon. This was a nice change of pace since the previous few days of west winds had been pushing birds way to the east side of Mackinaw City, mostly out of my view. Today the raptors were often right over head.

June 1
Turkey Vulture – 11
Broad-winged Hawk – 53
Red-tailed Hawk – 1

June 2
Turkey Vulture – 39
Bald Eagle – 1
Northern Harrier – 1
Broad-winged Hawk – 177
Red-tailed Hawk – 5
Merlin – 1

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