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Old 09-15-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Northerly winds=hawk migration

Look up folks. Especially if you're near a place migrating hawks funnel through.

The broad winged hawks will be leaving the north in droves today and tomorrow on the east coast as the winds are favorable.

They migrate in groups called 'kettles' in the hundreds...entering a thermal at the bottom, riding it up like an elevator, then peeling off at the top to drop down to the next thermal.

In NJ area...Chimney Rock, Upper Montclair, Sandy Hook, Raccoon Ridge, Hawk Mountain...all funneling points...and all have established hawk watches. If you're looking for something random to do today...get out your binoculars and have a look.

If you get to one of these sights today, you're guaranteed to see easily a thousand birds...among them Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Peregrines, Merlins, Kestrels, Sharp shinned hawk, Coopers Hawk. Guaranteed...like 99%!
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