Date: 9/12/17 6:28 pm From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> Subject: kettles of Broad-Winged Hawks near Stormstown
I watched several large kettles of Broad-Winged Hawks pass over our house near the intersection of Marengo Road and Rt 550 today. Between 1:10 pm and 2:20 pm, we had a total of 121 Broad-wingeds in 4 separate kettles. There was a mature Bald Eagle traveling with one kettle and only a few minutes later another kettle was accompanied by an immature bald eagle. All the birds (including the eagles) headed in a SW direction, more or less following the south side of Bald Eagle ridge.
As a bonus, while I stood on the deck watching for migrating hawks, a hummingbird buzzed by, bee-lining it to the Mexican sunflowers and jewelweeds in the garden:)