Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Another Blustery Slow Day-Tuesday April 2, 2014

Laura, assisted by Joe

Migration Today:
Swainson's Hawks-2
Unidentified Raptors-2

Looking at past data we should have some nice migration stats for the beginning of April. 2003 had over 1,000 hawks in April; 2004 over 700 hawks; 2005, 2006 and 2007 over 200 hawks each year; 2008 over 300 hawks; 2011 well over 1,000 hawks. Only 2009 and 2013 had poor numbers for April.

The photo below shows how difficult it is to count during windy/sand blasting days.

Evening Watch:
Once again no apparent hawks at the evening watch.

The wind should die down tonight. We'll be monitoring with hope.

Turkey Vulture in a sand storm-4/1/14

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