Hawkwatch - Sunday-Tuesday November 25-29, 2018

The past few days have been filled with a mix of weather conditions. Earlier in the week we had southeast winds and rainy conditions. The more-recent past few days have been filled with strong winds out of the west and northwest. These winds can really funnel birds into the area. Today, November 29th, there were 178 birds tallied from the hawkwatch... a solid raptor count for a late November day. It will be interesting to see what raptors show up tomorrow.

Adult Bald Eagle flushing the ducks on Bunker Pond.

Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk

Juvenile Black-headed Gull

Big flock of blackbirds! Most of them are Common Grackles.
Look closely for the Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds.
Tomorrow is the last day of the 2018 Cape May Hawk Watch. Stop by and bring your binoculars for a fun time to enjoy the migration, natural beauty of the area, and to reminisce about the many fun times earlier in the fall. It would be great to see you tomorrow!

Good hawkwatching,
Erik Bruhnke

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