Wes Hetrick and Joe Hopkins
Of the 5 Swainson's observed last night only 2 apparently migrated. It is unusual to have a lengthy period with few birds migrating. The next week will hopefully bring in many Swainson's. Our window of opportunity is closing down. We are still optimistic however. We are beginning to see many grasshoppers, a good sign. Now we just need the SW's to find them. We've had some nice looks at Red-tailed hawks lately, (resident birds).
Tonight only 3 Swainson's Hawks flew into the Date Farm. These could be the 3 that didn't migrate today.
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