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I received an email from an Iowa subscriber, who said 15 N. Goshawks have 
been seen at the Duluth hawk watch thus far this fall. That is not a large 
number for a flight year -- certainly not a number that make us expect 5 N. 
Goshawks in Missouri in the same time period. If Edge is right, they must be 
coming from farther east and angling SW.

Does anyone have any information from N. Illinois? Michigan?

As Lewis Carroll would say, this is getting  "curiouser and curiouser."

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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From: "Edge" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: Northern Goshawks (or not) at Hawk Watch near Omaha)


> Why not goshawks at Hitchcock, but in MO?
>
> Possibly origin and flight track of the MO birds.  Hitchcock gets  birds 
> along the Missouri River, many/most of which may come from  north, 
> northwest or west of that site (roughly following the river).   The birds 
> being seen in MO may have originated further east (Great  Lakes and 
> north?) and may be traveling south/southwest, thus hitting  MO south of 
> the hawk watch, and may be going through only southeast  Iowa.
>
> Anyhoo, that's as good a conjecture as any.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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>
> On Oct 11, 2006, at 2:48 PM, Larry Lade wrote:
>
>> Total of birds at the Hitchcock Hawk Watch, Honey Creek, Iowa so  far 
>> this fall season. As of October 10, 2006.
>>   Black Vulture ........................... 0
>>   Turkey Vulture ..................... 1820
>>   Osprey ................................... 73
>>   Bald Eagle .............................. 25
>>   Northern Harrier ......................137
>>   Sharp-shinned Hawk .............. 618
>>   Cooper's Hawk ...................... 181
>>   Northern Goshawk .................... 0
>>   Red-shouldered Hawk .......... .... 4
>>   Broad-winged Hawk ............... 466
>>   Red-tailed Hawk .................... 928
>>   Rough-legged Hawk .................. 0
>>   Swainson's Hawk ................ 1072
>>   Ferruginous Hawk .................... 0
>>   Golden Eagle ........................... 0
>>   American Kestrel .................... 93
>>   Merlin .................................... 13
>>   Peregrine Falcon .................... 29
>>   Prairie Falcon .......................... 0
>>   Mississippi Kite ....................... 0
>>
>>   Unknown ............................... 16
>>
>>   Total ...................................5475
>>
>>   Notice that no Northern Goshawks have been recorded at this hawk  watch 
>> (which is just across the Missouri River from Omaha, NE) this  fall 
>> season (last part of August until October 10). I wonder why  that is!
>>
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