Here are our sightings from Mt Philo today.
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> Mt. Philo State Park, Chittenden, Vermont, US
> Sep 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:20 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: With T. Murin, J. Osborne and others. Light north wind, birds were all very far off, and the conditions became 95% blue sky after 1pm.
> 10 species
> Turkey Vulture 12 not in migration
> Osprey 16
> Northern Harrier 3
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 7
> Bald Eagle 20
> Broad-winged Hawk 673 Largest group was 130 birds. All birds quite high and streaming quickly southward when not in a thermal. Activity picked up between 1-2pm.
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 2 not in migration, the 3rd appeared to be
> Common Nighthawk 1 Came quite close to our position, and kept heading southward. Could see the white patches on the wings.
> American Kestrel 5
Also many flocks of migrating Canada geese, and 10 monarchs.