Friday, March 27, 2009


Snow today held things in check as far as raptor migration is concerned. Only five raptors were added to the count, including the first American Kestrel of the season. Interestingly, this species also showed up at several other (mostly northeastern) spring hawk watches today. Apparently, a first small wave of migrants is pushing through. Other sightings today included an adult male Northern Goshawk, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, two Bald Eagles and a Sandhill Crane.

Weather-wise, the next few days don't look particularly good for hawk migration. More snow is expected for Sunday, but for Saturday afternoon there are light winds and some breaks in the clouds forecast, which means there will probably be some birds.

1 comment:

  1. John,
    Thanks for providing these updates on your work. You posts are both enjoyable and informative. I look forward to meeting you during Spring Fling weekend.
    Best regards,
    Jonathan E. Lutz, Executive Director
    Michigan Audubon