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Friday, September 14, 2007

1,487 Hawks at Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory

Yesterday we saw 1,487 Hawks at Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. 1,352 of them were Broad-winged Hawks. After a slow start, the majority of the Broad-winged numbers were seen in the afternoon. Some were close and we had nice views. Other Broadwings in distant "kettles" looked like pepper flakes, just like in the photo above. There were many Broadwings still in the air at 5:00 pm., looking for lift. Many of them will spend the night nearby in southern N.H. This morning many of those hawks will begin migrating again, and will be seen from the southern New England hawk watch sites such as Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory and Mt. Watatic.
More photos and info to come.

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