SSHA...SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS!

Sharp-shinned Hawk is a very prominent autumn migrant at Cape May.

SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS STOLE THE SHOW TODAY in the same way that Yellow-rumped Warblers had done the previous day. I saw several hundred of them bombing through the narrow belt of dunes at the point, all re-orientating back north and some pausing to hunt terrified Yellow-rumped Warblers amongst the dune scrub. Several Cooper’s Hawks were with them and TVs and Golden Eagles were still on the move today, although the number of passerines was much reduced. The hawks following their song bird prey south as the big clear-out of the northern forests continues.