Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Things are picking up

It was cold and blustery out there today, with rippin' SE winds and a high of only 34°F. Still, some raptor migration was visible, with a couple of Northern Goshawks, a sub-adult Golden Eagle and a total of 7 Bald Eagles. Only the Bald Eagles were seen crossing the water.

Wednesday and Thursday could both be good days for hawk migration, depending on how the weather plays out. If most of the rain falls overnight and things start clearing up Wednesday around midday or earlier, this could set the stage for the first bigger flight of the season. Thursday the wind is supposed to turn SW, the best wind for a hawk flight at Whitefish Point. The way things look right now (Tuesday evening), Thursday has the better cards but Wednesday could hold a surprise.

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