Friday, February 14, 2014

First Post of the 2014 Season-3 Swainson's Flew Into the Date Farm-February 14, 2014

At 5:05P today, 3 Swainson's Hawks flew into the Date Farm on Borrego Valley Rd. This is a good start of the season, which officially opens tomorrow. The official count site is 2.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on DiGiorgio Rd. We meet every day from 8-11A. Most flights take place between 8 and 9A. Weather tomorrow will be very hot-in the 90's. The count data is taken at this site.

The evening site is located on Borrego Valley Rd 1.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. We meet about 1 hour before sunset every evening. We use the evening site to locate roosting hawks and vultures. We have had several hundred kettling hawks at the evening site.

If you would like to be placed on the alert system (an email that is sent out when we have hundreds of roosting Swainson's Hawks), let me know. I will place your email address on the alert. My email address is:

3 Swainson's Hawks in Eucalyptus Tree in the Date Farm

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