Hawkwatch - Saturday, September 15, 2018

There were so many Osprey migrating through the skies today. The day started off with a few Osprey migrating from the north. As the hours progressed, they trickled southward in increasing amounts; at times in kettles (raptor flocks) of up to seven at one time! Their long, gull-like wings let them soar effortlessly high in the sky as their bearings were set southbound. By the end of the day, over 200 of these beauties had migrated by.

Another spectacle of the Cape May Hawk Watch are the Merlin flights. These small falcons are powerhouses of agility and attitude flew through in impressive amounts this evening. Their numbers were steady earlier in the day, and increased as the day came to a close. By the end of the day 130 Merlin had been documented flying past the Cape May Hawk Watch today. What a spectacle!

One of the many Osprey that flew by today!
American Kestrel owning those skies

Great Egret 

Great Egret 


Garter Snake warming itself atop the platform. Hawkwatching buddy!

Solitary Sandpiper

Immature Little Blue Heron

Today's sightings.
Good hawkwatching,
Erik Bruhnke

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