Kay & I visited the Divide Creek Hawkwatch site on Uncle Bob Mountain
(Mesa) today for a few hours. Weather was pleasant and birding was fair
until storm clouds came in a 1130, the temp dropped, and the wind died. No
hawks after 1130am.
Start 930am, Temp 55’, Sky 0 (Clear), Wind 2
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 9
American Kestrel 1
End 1230pm, Temp 58’, Sky 4 (Mostly Cloudy), Wind 2
Other landbirds around included many Steller’s Jays and Ravens, Clark’s
Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebirds, “Myrtle” Warbler, Chipping and “Mtn”
White-crowned Sparrows. We saw a Turkey Vulture on the way out near Silt,
my latest date around here Oct 2, 2008 also at Silt.
The aspens were awesome!
Tom & Kay