Nice raptor migration observation yesterday from Adam Troyer in Candor. Thanks for sharing Dave!
I scanned the sky from Comfort Rd in Danby from 10:35-11:15 yesterday and only saw 19 Broad-wingeds – winds were stronger south (~10 mph) than forecasted. Later in the afternoon I noticed a steady flight occurring and counted ~250 BWs from 2:30-3:30 with the first half hour twice as active as the latter. Passage was mostly in small kettles/streams with the largest 25 & 32. Also, I see on eBird a count of ~225 BWs yesterday from Mt. Pleasant between noon & 1PM. We are still in the peak migration window for Broad-wingeds and today & tomorrow look promising. Bill Evans From: Dave Nutter Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 7:27 PM Subject: Re: Broad-winged Hawk migration I talked to Reuben again today. He said that yesterday’s Broad-winged Hawk migration path shifted eastward during the day. Reuben also heard from another Amish farmer/birder, Adam Troyer in Candor NY, who counted these raptors migrating past his place yesterday: 774 Broad-winged Hawks 12 Ospreys 2 American Kestrels 5 Bald Eagles 1 Northern Harrier Reuben may have missed birds in the beginning of yesterday’s migration since they seemed to be in full swing when he first noticed them at 11am. Also his numbers were not precise. Still he was intrigued by how similar the number was that he saw and that Adam saw yesterday. Reuben also saw a few additional species of raptors, but I didn’t take notes on that. He did not see any migration today. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --