Date: 7/29/17 11:00 pm From: millerrichj via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Hawks Galore in Wetmore (Custer)
This morning in the fields north of Wetmore I counted over 100 buteos in an area of maybe 50 acres. Most were perched on fence posts, a few were on the ground. None were flying. They were mixed buteo species. I identified Red-tailed, Swainson's and a Harrier. It was private property and most were too far away to identify as species, however, they appeared to be mostly buteos.
I don't remember ever seeing anything like this before It was almost surreal. Why would so many hawks converge on one area in late July?