Weather Woes

Few raptors moved up the Keweenaw in the last week, no doubt due to the poor conditions. Three days in the last week had northerly winds and three days had moderate to heavy snow, neither of which are conducive to raptors moving north. Before the snow hit today the winds were south and peaked at 51.9mph (that’s a beaufort code 9). As far as raptors go single Red-tailed and Sharp-shinned Hawks were the only new arrivals during the past week. The redpoll flock continues to feed around the count site, notable was a count of 14 Hoary Redpolls on the 24th (only three short of the Keweenaw high count).


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