[Tweeters] Crazy Battle Ground, Clark County yard birding

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Sat May 1 18:29:05 PDT 2021

Hi Tweeters,

I decided to spend a nice quiet afternoon in my Battle Ground, Clark County
yard this afternoon with my eyes to the sky and was rewarded for my effort:

American White Pelican: 11 (one flock heading east)
Turkey Vulture: 5 (one flock - what's a sky watch without a few vultures?)
Osprey: 1
Northern Harrier: 1 (only occasional in Spring over my yard)
Cooper's Hawk: 1 (local breeder)
Bald Eagle: 2
Red-tailed Hawk: 6 (2 local pairs, one lone adult and one immature)
SWAINSON'S HAWK: 5!!!!! (Yes, that's correct, FIVE. All of them dark birds.
Obviously buteos with long wings with pronounced pointed wings. Slight
dihedral. First was at 2:40pm followed by 2 together at 3:00pm. All three
flew nnw. The 4th was flying high and flying due west. The 5th circled
south of my yard and gained altitude before eventually flying north. 4th
bird seen with Greg Johnson. 5th bird seen with Greg Johnson and Tim

Keep your eyes to the sky for those northbound Swainson's Hawks!

Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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