Rich, I was in that area birding the day before and was surprised to see 4 Swainson's flying together just north of Wetmore. There was a big storm moving in so if others were there they might have already dispersed.
On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 1:00 AM, millerrichj via Colorado Birds < <cobirds...> wrote:
> 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? > > Rich Miller > Canon City > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms > gid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<154697.77ba384a.46aecff5...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >