Today at work Isaac let me know that raptors were moving again and he had seen several more Broad-winged Hawks. As soon as I got home I walked into my backyard and saw raptors circling. I live very near the watch point we have been staking out this fall. I didn’t have my bins with me so couldn’t identify them (they were very high). I headed up to the watch point area right away but things had slowed down. After 20 minutes I moved to another area for a better vantage but still the visible migration was slow. I then returned to my backyard and kept my eyes to the sky. Soon a group of hawks moved into view and I could see they were smallish buteos. Through my camera I identified them as Broad-wings and snapped away. After the 9 passed, another single flew over. There wasn’t much else but I was ecstatic with the Broad-wings. Isaac had first alerted the birding community to them passing Kamloops during mid-Sept last year through his reports on eBird and the news has got around. There must be a previously unknown flyway for them at the far west of their range over Kamloops in the fall.
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