Bob Theriault, assisted by Herb Stone
Lift off at 9A low from Roadrunner Club. Six SW's flew low to Ellis Farm. From there they made their way to Coyote Canyon. At 9:45A 19 Turkey Vultures lifted off with 1 SW. The vultures landed in tamarisks south of the hawk site. Eleven TV's migrated near the hawk site, out Coyote Canyon.
A Merlin, Red-tailed Hawk were spotted today as well.
No apparent migration into the valley this evening.
Once again there was a fire along Borrego Springs Rd, just west of the Roadrunner Club. 2 Swainson's hawks were spotted near the smoke.
Evening Watch Saturday February 22:
Just got a report indicating that 46 Swainson's Hawks were in the Date Farm by 5PM.
Wind should be calm to very light tomorrow AM. Take off between 8:45 and 9A is likely from the Date Farm. Hopefully we will have a nice flight. Perhaps as many as 50 Swainson's.
|Appears to be 34 Swainson's-So 50 Will Look Nice Tomorrow|