While the forecasted N wind never materialized yesterday, 9/13, I did sneak a couple hours on the ledge and/or on the hill behind my house on Brigham Hill in Essex:
25+ Broadwings (one kettle of 16)
2 Bald Eagle
The birds moved through in spurts with long periods of empty skies in between.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ron Payne
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 10:56 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Hawks on the move
On the 11th in the afternoon, I saw a single Broad-Winged Hawk flying low over Otter View Park in Middlebury.
On the 12th, it looked like a perfect day for migration, so I took some time around lunch to scan the sky around Middlebury and found a kettle of 13 Broad-Wings rise up from the East side of Chipman Hill to the cloud ceiling before streaming off to the southwest. I also saw a single Broad-Wing streaming overhead a little later. It made me wish I had taken the time to go to Mt. Philo.
Yesterday, with conditions not quite as good, I again went out at Lunch and didn't see any Migrants, but I did see a Sharp-Shinned Hawk and a Merlin hunting in the area.