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Jack,
  Nice post!!!  Keep the raptor migration numbers coming!!! Oh, by the way,
where are you watching these birds from?  I have never been there.  Thanks
alot for the information!!

Scott Merrill
Temple Terrace, Florida
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Dozier" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 12:05 AM
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Alligator Pt./ Hawk Migration


> 17 Oct 01.  Conditions were perfect for observing raptor migration on Bald
> Pt. today.  I spent less than 2 hrs. watching for them.  Rick West and
> Grayal Farr, escorting an out-of-state couple, visited briefly.
>
> In somewhat similar conditions two years ago (16 Oct 99) Paul Conover and
I
> estimated around a thousand raptors by 1:30 PM.  I didn't start out until
> 10 AM.  I know I missed a lot of the hawks due to running down dickey
> birds, and not being at a good vantage point.
>
> At the other end (Alligator Pt.) I heard my 1st of the season WATER PIPIT.
>
> Turkey Vulture                        ~15
> Sharp-shined Hawk                 ~30
> Cooper's Hawk                        ~15
> N. Harrier                                  2
> Red-tailed Hawk                         1
> Am. Kestrel                              ~15
> Merlin                                        3
> Peregrine Falcon                        1
>
>
> Jack Dozier
> Alligator Pt., FL
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