Speaking of Mt. Philo, I took a class (not a science class) there for an overnight camping trip. I was hoping to show them some hawks on Saturday, but the southerly breeze brought in only a single broad-wing and a harrier while we were up at the lookout. The lookout was abandoned at about 2:00 due to the slow flight and oncoming rain. At almost 4:00, I was at one of the lean-to sites, showing a few students some black-ttd green warblers moving through the canopy in the light rain. Through a small hole in the canopy I saw an osprey, followed by another osprey, a sharpy (Coopers? - hard to tell in the mist), and then four broad-wings that were grayed out as they flew through low clouds and rain. It made me wonder what was going by in the rest of the sky. It also made me wonder if, being 4:00pm, these birds had been passing by above the clouds and were now coming down for the night. Was the southerly breeze only surface winds? It seems unlikely that birds would start flying that late in the day. Any thoughts?
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Scott W.
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 4:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Mount Philo
A north or northwest wind day following a string of south/SE wind days will
sometimes do it at this time of year, but there is never a guarantee.
are from the south don't even bother, if a front is passing (ideally on Sunday
night or early Monday morning) then it could be interesting. Others on the
list may have more to contribute on this issue.
Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT 05405
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Quoting Pamela Coleman <[log in to unmask]>:
> Does anyone know if the weather conditions will be good for migrating
> hawks over Mount Philo on Monday 9/19? I can never remember which
> wind currents to look for, and would like to take the trip north (
> Mon is my day off) if conditions are right. My timing has been so
> terrible in the past, that I have missed them every time I have gone
> to Philo. Am hoping to have better luck this year. Thank you.
> Pam Coleman
> Mount Tabor
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