Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cold & blustery

What little hawk action there was today at Whitefish Point was mostly provided by locally staging birds, such as two Northern Goshawks (immature female pictured above) and a Merlin. These birds flew past the platform a couple of times, before returning to the woods southwest. A Bald Eagle, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk were the only birds deemed worthy to be added to the count.

The weather forecast for Sunday - and indeed for the rest of the week - does not look favorable for hawk migration. South (or, ideally, southwest) winds is what we need, but north winds is what we apparently will be getting for a while.

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