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Check out the stats for the Putney Hawk watch on Sat... 1108 BWHH!!  You just never know when to be where???      http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=506

Ruth Stewart

E. Dorset, VT

 
> Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:49:51 -0400
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Hawk Watch Count- Mt. Philo
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> 
> Hi all,
> 
> There were at least 25 birders on the mountain today including the group from Rutland.
> My personal highlight was the chocolate chip cookie that Sue Elliott offered me while I
> was having my lunch. The migration movement was a little slow at times but we did get 
> to see some decent sized "kettles" of Broad-wings and also got to see some fairly 
> close looks at several other species. I think that everyone had a good time up there and 
> the weather was simply beautiful. (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Our count: (8 raptor species) 
> 
> Osprey- 12
> Bald Eagle- 9
> Northern Harrier- 4
> Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1
> Cooper's Hawk- 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk- 1
> Broad-winged Hawk- 323
> Red-tailed Hawk- 2
> Unidentified Raptors- 10
> 
> I thought that I should include a couple of species that I saw in The Charlotte Park & Wildlife Refuge 
> at 8:10 this morning:
> 
> Cackling Goose- 1 (flying south with 14 Canada Geese)
> Field Sparrow- 15
> 
> Enjoy Birds and your fellow Birders,
> 
> Jim Mead