Sunday, March 18, 2012

Snowy Day-No Migration-Monday ALERT

Migration Today:
Borrego Springs? or Yellowstone 3/18/12

40's today and snow down to 2500'. One lone Swainson's Hawk was observed at the day site. 

What will the weather do for migration in the coming days? By Tuesday we should have good migration as the front has stalled migration from Mexico. At this point only 2 of the 11 radioed Swainson's have crossed the border. Details to follow.

Evening Watch:
We were surprised this evening as over 200 Swainson's appeared over Roadrunner Club. They settled into Eucalyptus trees only to be blown away. They relocated to trees north of the Springs RV park. Many are still at the Roadrunner Club. Additionally at least 50 have been located at La Casa Del Zorro to the south.
Coming into roost at Roadrunner Club-3/18/12

Prediction for Tomorrow:
The windy conditions will remain into the morning hours. The 200 plus Swainson's Hawks and Turkey Vultures (around 25-35), will probably depart the valley at first light. Folks planning to venture into town should check the roads. Approaching from the mountains may require chains. Temperature in Borrego tomorrow will be in the 50's early, rising into the 60's. Di Giorgio Road north of the Springs RV Park may be the place to be.

Roosting in Eucalyptus Tree RR Club-3/18/12

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