One could not ask for better mid-September weather than what greeted my friend and I as we headed to Hawk Cliff. The only problem was the lack of wind. And Hawks require wind to help facilitate migration. So there was only a minor migration at Hawk Cliff today. Today it was slow, but steady. Approximately 125 Hawks were counted. There were a couple of Bald Eagles, a couple Northern Harriers, a couple of Cooper’s Hawks, one Osprey, quite a number of American Kestrels and the rest were Sharp-shinned Hawks.
I did not see any Broad-winged or Red-tailed Hawks.
There were lots of Monarch butterflies at Hawk Cliff. And when I got home, I found five Monarchs and a Milbert’s Tortoiseshell. A fitting conclusion to a good day.