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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hawks are flying and many more to come in New England.

Sharp-shinned Hawk, juv.

Broad-winged Hawk, juv.

Broad-winged Hawk, adult, backlit by sun yesterday

Yesterday, there were 508 raptors seen over Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in NH, where we and other avid hawk watchers were. 459 of the raptors seen were Broad-winged Hawks, the most abundant migrant this time of year. Also seen were 4 Bald Eagles, 21 Sharp-shinned Hawks and a few other raptor species. Lots more hawks are to come, so keep watching!

1 comment:

Frank said...

Super series of posts and images re Hawk migration.

This brought back happy memories of skywatching during a trip to High Island in Sept 2003 but I only ever saw ONE Nighthawk!