Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Predictions for beginning of April

As of the evening of Tuesday, March 31, there are showers passing through the area, and there probably won't be much movement of nocturnal migrants overnight despite the south winds. But on Wednesday, April 1, winds are supposed to be strong out of the southwest, and there's likely to be a good movement of diurnal migrants in areas near the Lake Erie shoreline. Turkey Vultures are moving now, as well as Bald Eagles, Red-shouldered Hawks, and others. We're near the end of the migration for Rough-legged Hawk but they're still possible, and we're getting into a decent time to watch for Golden Eagle and Merlin. The winds may make it uncomfortable to stay out on the observation tower at Magee Marsh or the sledding hill at Maumee Bay State Park for long periods, but especially after the day warms up, observers might be rewarded with a good movement of birds.

1 comment:

Dave Lewis said...

Hi Kenn,
On Tuesday eve, I saw over 50 Turkey Vultures flying east along the lakeshore through Bay Village.
That's the most I've ever seen moving through here!

See you soon,Dave

 
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