Merlin independence;  Swainson's Hawk congregation Fish Spring

From: Zach Smith
Date: 4/19/00
Time: 10:10:37 AM
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yesterday, the 18th i spied a adult male merlin in the atlas cedars behind the Independence court building. very nice little "blue jack." then this morning, 19th, i had no less than six Swainson's Hawks together in trees at the south end of the Fish Spring loop about 1/2 mile south of the silos. three ASY (adult) birds and two tattered SY (second-year) birds. just north a pair of adults were perched together. and one correction on my VASW posting, we saw it on 15 Apr. Thanks