Pam Albers, Hal Cohen
Wes was out at sunup and couldn't find 45 Swainson's that flew into the Date Farm. We only took the hawks that were observed leaving through Coyote Canyon. We had a great look at a Prairie Falcon that flew over the hill and apparently chased another falcon from the ground before landing in a tree nearby.
Where are the hawks? We had a great beginning to the season. However we are not getting much migration during what should be a very active period. Either the hawks are taking another route north or they are held up to the south. Our window of migration opportunity begins to shrink after April 8 or so.
A disappointing evening without any Swainson's Hawks arriving.
Not much to predict. Hopefully we will have one of those surprise days with hawks coming in from unknown roosting sites.
|A shot of a Swainson's on Henderson Canyon Rd. 3/30/13-HC|