Thursday, April 2, 2009

Triple digits!

Yes, triple digits, but only barely: 100 birds. Still, easily the best day so far, with good SW winds in the morning to get things going. Towards midday, winds diminished and birds were able to get to stratospheric heights; even light NE winds in the afternoon did not shut things down. For a while, it really was Bald Eagle Expressway up there, with regularly several eagles in line moving through.

Variety was even higher than yesterday, with 11 species of raptor seen today, including the first Peregrine Falcon of the season. Highest counts were for Bald Eagle (38), Red-tailed Hawk (33) and Red-shouldered Hawk (14).

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