Date: 10/11/18 1:43 pm From: world oceans <world.oceans7...> Subject: [GABO-L] Late Broadwings -- storm birds?
Nice to hear about the beautiful terns that Lillie, Patty and others found today! I birded the Atlanta airport (a favorite because of its immense vistas of open sky). I did not find coastal or pelagic goodies other than a very high-flying, large tern (Royal or Caspian) in the overcast morning/high winds. But I did see two separate juvenile Broad-winged hawks, straddling the line between Clayton and Fulton counties. According to ebird, this beats the all-time departure date for Broadwings in Clayton Co. by three days. Since some broadwings do overwinter in Florida and Cuba, I wonder if these birds had already made it that far and got blown back to Georgia by the hurricane!