Friday, September 12, 2014

Hawk Ridge

We stopped by Hawk Ridge on the north side of Duluth on Labor Day.  The view alone was worth the stop.

The serious hawk watchers sat on a little platform, which commanded quite a view of the ridge line and shore.

All of the volunteers were fairly disappointed with the migration that day.  Sharp-shinned Hawks seemed to be the most numerous while we watched.

In conjunction with the watch, they were also banding the migrants.  They brought this juvenile Sharpie out for us to see.

It was nice to see these tiny hawks up close.

The lookout point

They had several feeders set up around the point.  The Black-capped Chickadees and White-throated Sparrows were regulars.  This Lincoln Sparrow stopped by, giving me a nice look.

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