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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More Hawks.....

Peregrine Falcon

Broad-winged Hawk, juvenile, against cloudy sky

It was low clouds without strong thermals

I saw the skies west of us and said I hoped the Broadwings weren't passing us by in VT.

Had a nice day hawk watching yesterday, 980 total hawks were seen during the day at Pack Monandnock Raptor Migration Observatory. Due to the low cloud cover (not what the weatherman predicted) the hawks were kept low, giving nice close looks of Broad-winged Hawk 'kettles', and other hawk species to the hawk watchers, some of whom were hawkwatching for their first time (hi Dianne, Mike and Barbara).
The weather seemed somewhat better to our west, thus Putney Mt. Hawkwatch in VT (1,917 total raptors) and Blueberry Hill Hawkwatch in Granville, MA (1,948 total raptors) had bigger number of migrating raptors than Pack Monadnock.
There are still more hawks to migrate, so today and tomorrow should still produce some hawk movement. Keep looking.

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