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Monday Morning Mystery 092010

Mount Peter, 091710: Broadwings moving


This morning was a great morning to be at the Mount Peter Hawk Watch -- a strong wind out of the north-northwest, plenty of clouds and prime-time for Broad-wings.

Saw quite a few the hour I was there, plus a couple of Sharpies and Ospreys -- and the resident Redtails and vultures. Only the Teevees got close enough to photograph (below).

Wouldn't you know -- less than five minutes after I had to leave, a flight of more than 500 Broadwings came over. Last I heard, around 1 p.m., they had more than 1,000 raptors for the day already.