The weather forecast looked good for hawk migration this morning, so when I saw a migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk while filling up some feeders, I decided to spend the morning looking at the sky. The conditions deteriorated throughout the day so most birds moved through before noon, especially the accipiters. I ended the morning with about 20 raptors migrating over, about 6 each of Sharp-shinned, Cooper's, and Red-tailed Hawks. Luckily, there were also some other birds migrating; I had three Pine Siskins (which still haven't come to the feeders), Horned Larks, and both Tree and Barn Swallow.
|One of the adult Cooper's Hawks that was in full soar. As with all Cooper's Hawks that are soaring, this one|
looks like a flying cross.
|One of the Sharp-shinned Hawks in full soar. As with all Sharp-shinned Hawks that are soaring, this one|
looks like a flying "T".
|The third Bald Eagle to be seen from the yard. This one didn't stick|
around for too long.