Last March 13 I saw over 2200 Tundras fly over my yard which were all moving in the same WNW direction as today's birds. In December last year the few flocks I saw were moving in the exact opposite ESE direction.
Besides the Tundra Swans I also had several first of the year yard birds such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Killdeer, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Sharp-shinned Hawk.
I had a nice raptor migration over the deck today that included 4 Bald Eagles, 7 Turkey Vultures, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 4 Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Coopers and 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks.
|Immature Bald Eagle|
|Local (not-migrating)Red-shouldered Hawk|
|I'm going with middle bird being a Cooper's and the other two being Sharpies|
|Merlin at Ludington State Park this morning|