Monday, February 20, 2012

Slow migration the past 2 days

No migration Sunday Feb 19
Migration Today:
Swainson's Hawks-2
Turkey Vultures-3

Sunset at 5:50PM 2/20/12
Migration is slow but the season is young. The sky was good for viewing high migrants. A slight breeze with 80% cloud cover. We are in a warming trend with temps in the low 70's today and 80's by Wednesday. Today we had lots of eyes and few migrants. The TV's lifted off from the date farm at 9:34A. The Swainson's Hawks flew in from an unknown location at 10:06A. Of interest is the information we got yesterday afternoon from a ranger located about 15 miles east of our hawk site. At least 19 TV's and a few SW's were observed in Ocotillo Wells, moving in a westerly direction. We may have observed these SW's and the TV's may still be in the area.

Evening Watch:
No hawks came into roost this evening, however one Swainson's Hawk was spotted in tamarisks on DiGiorgio Rd. The sunsets make up for the lack of hawks.

Prediction for Tomorrow:
Again, it looks like a slow day tomorrow.

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