The raptors are on the move in Vermont.
I traveled to Addison Co. to look for shorebirds, and also to climb Snake Mtn to see if any raptors were moving.
I was on the summit of Snake Mtn. from noon until 4:30p. A mix of clouds and sun, light variable breeze, mostly from the North.
The following migrating raptors were seen.
Bald Eagles: 10 (8 adults, 2 immatures)
Broad-winged hawks 35 (first seen at 2:30p and very high, largest group was 10)
American Kestrels 4
Northern Harriers 2
Coopers 1 non-migrating
Redtails 3 non-migrating
TV 24 non-migrating (watched carefully but southward flying groups would turn and head back north)
Giant Swallowtail 1 (really high )
I’ll be up on Mt Philo as much as possible here on out.