Hawk Field Trip Report

Observers: Chris Howard
Email: choward@telis.org
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Date: 01/26/04
Time: 01:13 PM


Saturday the 24th was the ESAS annual hawk field trip up Highway 6 to Benton. Forty or more eager hawk-watchers tallied ~10 Red-tailed Hawks, ~4 Ferruginous Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Prairie Falcon, 1 American Kestrel, and 1 adult Golden Eagle. We also had good luck with waterfowl at Benton Ponds; highlights were 1 adult male Hooded Merganser and 1 male Cinnamon Teal, the first spring migrant I've heard of for Mono County this year.