Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 155 Swainson's Hawks Depart Town

Steve assisted by Judy and Pam

Swainson's Hawks-155
Turkey Vultures-12

Hawks in several kettles began to thermal up at 9:30a from a few locations. They streamed West and probably departed the valley at Palm Canyon or Coyote Canyon. Check out the youtube: https://youtu.be/g4YDFVojxWc
There will be plenty of traffic in town for the flowers. 

Evening Watch:
Over 300 Swainson's Hawks were observed east of Borrego Valley Rd. Most have taken to Creosote Bushes and Tamarisk Trees.

Hawks will probably begin to kettle up between 9 and 10am east of the evening site on Borrego Valley Rd. 1.8 mies north of Palm Canyon Drive. Light winds indicate a late lift-off. Caterpillars are now making a show.

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