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Hawk Migration

posted by Jerry Liguori at
on Monday, October 10, 2011 


The hawk Migration is in full swing at the moment. Lots of Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Harriers, Kestrels, and Red-tailed Hawks moving south along the Wasatch. If you get a free moment to hike along the foothills....look up. Lots of Flickers migrating as well -- they typically coincide with the Cooper's Hawks. Yellow-rumped Warblers are in good numbers too. Also saw a hummingbird today.

Goshawks, Swainson's Hawks, Broad-winged Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and the other falcons can be seen on any given day.

Took this photo of a Sharp-shinned Hawk about half way up to Grandeur Peak yesterday ("click" to enlarge).

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3 Comments:
Blogger Vic Berardi said...

Outstanding photo Jerry! Love the angle and topside shots are always cool . . .

Raptor migration here in northeastern Illinois has been average but we have a good solid cold front coming in later this week. Should see a lot of Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlin!

October 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Greenwood said...

Great as always, Jerry!

October 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Thanks for the compliments...hope to get out this week for hawks

October 11, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

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