Hawkwatch, 13 November 2016

The day started off with a Pine Siskin and Lapland Longspur flying overhead. As the morning progressed raptors trickled through the skies both low and high. Most of the raptor flight took place throughout the first half of the day although we did get a small movement of raptors in the latter hours of the count. This afternoon we surpassed 900 Northern Harriers for the season! Of the Northern Harriers today several were juveniles sporting the ochre-orange fronts, some were adult females of pale fronts with vertical brown streaks, and a few were adult males showing off those silver and white feathers. See you at the hawkwatch!

A clean bird is a healthy bird. Here is a Green-winged Teal from this afternoon.
Not one, not two, but ten beautiful Cave Swallows flew by today!

Deer-deer-deer! Here is a Greater Yellowlegs that migrated overhead.

Northern Gannet on the move.

Juvenile Northern Harrier.

Adult female Northern Harrier.

Here's the total birds from today, plus one late season monarch.

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