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Difficult Accipiters!!

03 September 2015 Written by
The three North American accipiters (Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, and Northern Goshawk) are migratory, and they are starting to move south to their wintering grounds, showing up at migration sites in small numbers about now. The peak for accipiters won't be for a few weeks (and for Goshawk it is…

Early Season Hawk Watching

25 August 2015 Written by
If you are going to do some early season hawk watching, what should you expect? Well, expect warm days and a sunburn, but I was actually referring to what to expect to see as far as hawks. At most hawk migration sites during late August / early September, the flights…

Thought On Binoculars For Watching Hawks

18 August 2015 Written by
This is an exciting time of year for birders, and especially hawk enthusiasts, as migration is here!!!! Hawks are starting to move south, and in a few weeks, big numbers of hawks will be moving. So, what are the essential needed for a day, a week, or a season’s worth…

Built-in Gyroscope in Raptors

12 August 2015 Written by
Have you ever watched a raptor perched on a windy day, hover in the air, or perch on an object that is unstable or wobbly? Next time you see one in this type of scenario, check out how their body moves back and forth while their head remains in one…

Turkey Vultures are Beachgoers?

10 August 2015 Written by
Something interesting about Turkey Vultures...if you've watched birds on the East and West Coast, have you ever noticed that Turkey Vultures in the East are not often seen on the Atlantic beaches looking for food? The thing is, they frequent the Pacific Coast often feeding on seal and grebe carcasses…

Raptor Videos!

30 July 2015 Written by
For the past 5 years I have taken very few bird images, instead concentrating on video of raptors. I am attempting to capture the behaviors associated with each North American species and am fairly close to completing this task but not quite yet there...and may never get there! However, I…