Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hawk Ridge Migration

The birds of prey, along with other birds, are starting to head south and along their way they won't fly over Lake Superior.  So if the wind is right, the birds focus along the shore and Hawk Ridge is an excellent vantage for seeing thousands of birds fly over. Conditions were OK this morning.  In about an hour we saw lots of Sharp-shinned hawks, a Bald Eagle, an unknown Accipiter, and some large groups of robins and blue jays.

A view of Lake Superior and Wisconsin from Hawk Ridge at Skyline Drive.

A Sharp-shinned hawk that was captured and measured--for Science!

Got to see some turkeys on the way to the ridge; a mama and youngin's.  

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