Saturday, March 19, 2016

They Just Keep Coming-Over 400 Migrant Swainson's Hawks Today-March 19, 2016

Don White assisted by Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick, Pam Albers, Laura Webb and Hal Cohen

Migration Today:
Swainson's Hawks-403

We are frustrated by the difficult count from the new hill when hawks are flying to the west. We had to use an auxiliary site near the old day site. The hawks are lost in the hillside to the west. More photographers are showing up almost on a daily basis. Thanks to James Morris and Iris Kirkpatrick for the shots below.

Evening Watch:
We had almost as many visitors as hawks this evening. I counted over 40 cars and a hundred folks, out to see the hawks. Some did get to see 150+ in a kettle. Unfortunately we lost sight of the large kettle. We did see 50 hawks drop into the Date Farm however.

Wind tomorrow should be light and increasing as the day progresses. The hawks will probably kettle up a bit earlier-8-8:30a.m. Best place to observe, probably from the old day site on DiGiorgio Rd. about 2.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive.
Adult Female Light Intermediate Morph Swainson's Hawk-James Morris
Watch Out-Light Morph Swainson's Hawk-Iris Kirkpatrick-appears to be aerial feeding on flying insects

No comments:

Post a Comment