Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Over 120,000 Broad-wingeds at Lake Erie Metropark 9/16-17

    The peak of Broad-winged Hawks migration has arrived at Lake Erie Metropark. Tuesday 68,000 were counted and today another 52,000 were added.    Tomorrow's weather will be favorable for another good day with winds with a northerly component.  So if there are still broadwings that need to move through, Thursday would be a perfect day for them to do it.

   Even if another broadwing day doesn't materialize tomorrow there should be plenty of other raptors to keep the hawk watchers busy.

Flying on their backs




American Kestrel

  Songbirds are also migrating through LEMP.
Black and White Warbler

American Redstart

Magnolia Warbler
   Warblers are also migrating through my yard.
Tennessee Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler
  Other recent yardbirds of interest are shown below
Common Nighthawk

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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