I wanted to share some recent pics people sent me. I think I'll do this more often since I like seeing what shows up in my inbox, I think others will too. Anyway, here are some neat birds to see (link below), I have lots from the past years, so I'll make it a regular thing to post.
I wanted to share my sighting of a Mississippi Kite along the foothills of Salt Lake last week. It was the 2nd one for the state, one was spotted in May 2008 as well, but nonetheless, a rare bird in Utah. I have a feeling they come through with a little more regularity, but there is just no coverage in spring here to know better. I'm going to make an effort to get people more involved in spring hawkwatching along the foothills and see what we come up with... I'm not big on rarities, so my interest really isn't about the record itself, I kinda just wanted to share my drawing I sent to the records committee because I was pretty proud of it. Hey, it's not great, but I think it looks OK. Let's see what the records committee and eBird reviewer think?
Just wanted to let you know, I started posting on the HawkWatch International page @ http://hawkwatch.org/blog with a few recycled posts that apply to this time of year, but will have fresh posts starting tomorrow. I'll continue to post here on various subjects, and likely cross post as well. Here are some composite images (below) of Cooper's Hawks that I posted on the HWI blog showing how the appearance of a bird can change in a split second and look like a similar species. Hope you see lots of hawks!