Hawkwatch, 18 September 2016

Yesterday's flight of birds moved through just before the storm. Southeast and east winds made for a slower day of migration however great views of birds took place during every hour of the count. Low-flying Turkey Vultures patrolled around the edges of Bunker Pond. It was fun to study the red-headed adults compared to the gray-headed juveniles. 

One of the biggest highlights of the day was spotting and photographing an Osprey which was wearing an antenna! After doing some follow-up research I found out that this was the same Osprey (named Daphne) that we documented over the Cape May hawkwatching platform on September 12th. She was equipped with the antenna in Newfoundland, Canada last month. 

Osprey wearing a tracking antenna.

Beautiful adult Turkey Vulture. They help keep our roads clean!

The day's totals.

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