Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

ML69828351


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Pete Monacell
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eBird Checklist S39368866
City of Columbia Wetland Cell #1
Boone, Missouri, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.8925, -92.448 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Just after 11:00, while completing the loop around the wetland, we began to notice a large influx of Broad-winged Hawks flying overhead on a southerly bearing (we had seen one previously). As the BWHA's streamed over us, in a ribbon that often filled our scopes, we continually revised our estimate upwards. The overhead ribbon of BWHA's lasted for more than ten minutes, and the birds did not pass out of view for more than twenty minutes. Finally, we agreed upon an estimate of 6,000 birds. We would stress that this is a conservative estimate, and that there were likely more than this. We feel very privileged to have seen this awesome natural spectacle.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D3400
f-stop
f/11.0
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
114KB
Dimensions
1620 x 1080

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