Hawkwatch, 26 September 2016

Sustained south winds persisted from early morning onward. Much of the hawk flight was low and streamlined. It is truly breathtaking to witness how sleekly-built raptors like Merlin and Peregrine Falcon can shear through headwinds with ease.

A juvenile Cooper's Hawk soars in front of a female American Kestrel.

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon. Just look at the vertical streaks in addition to the light blue feet and cere (base of the bill).

Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Two Eurasian Wigeon were seen within Bunker Pond yesterday. Here is one of them flying alongside two American Wigeon.

The day's bird totals.

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