Thursday, March 20, 2014

Over 300 Swainson's Hawks Migrate Today-Now Over 3,000 For the Season-Thursday March 20, 2014

Herb, assisted by Judy, Rose,Wes, Joe, Laura, Pam, and Hal

Migration Today:
Swainson's Hawks-326

A very calm wind day so the SW's lifted off a little late, around 8:50A. The Date Farm hawks moved north then northwest and eventually out Coyote Canyon. There were many stragglers moving until 10A. Observations made from Coyote Canyon indicated that the hawks continued out of the area in small kettles. Check the you tube from yesterday evening. The White-tailed Kite from yesterday evening was not observed migrating.

Evening Watch:
Two nice kettles totaling around 75 came in today. They were last observed near Ellis Farm on Borrego Valley Rd.

It looks like the wind might pick up a little tomorrow. It's best to go to the day site on DiGiorgio Rd, 2.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. If the wind doesn't pick up tonight the Swainson's Hawks will depart between 8 and 9A. There are Turkey Vultures mixed in with the SW's

Perched Swainson's Hawks ready to lift-off today-by Iris Kilpatrick

Large Kettle-by Iris Kilpatrick

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