Saturday, May 9, 2009


Saturday was a windy day at Whitefish Point, with fairly strong north winds in the morning and even stronger northwest winds in the afternoon. Temperatures didn't even make it into the forties today. There was very little active hawk migration visible today, although a few raptors could be seen hunting or just hanging in the wind for most of the day, like this adult Bald Eagle. Birds that were added to the count as migrants included 2 Osprey, 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 4 Rough-legged Hawks, and 3 American Kestrels.

The forecast for Sunday is only marginally better. A more substantial improvement, with once again favorable conditions for a hawk flight, is now forecast for Tuesday.

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