My prediction for Monday's Broadwing migration was correct. There was a good push of upwards of 30,000. Due to the strong north wind they were visible from the Point Mouillee Headquarters instead of the Lake Erie Metropark Hawkwatch site. Their flight path for most of the day was perhaps as far south as Roberts Rd. Then about 3:30 the winds lightened up and the stream of hawks moved closer to the Headquarters observation deck giving better but still distant views of the birds at a great altitude.
There were decent views of other birds but the broadwings were little more than specks even as their flightpath came close to overhead.
|Broadwings close to overhead|
|Streaming out of a kettle|