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Hawk watch teaches about local migration

Event at Grammer Grove is Wednesday

September 21, 2013

HAWKS are big and numerous at this time of year. Middle to late September is the perfect time to watch the skies for these raptors as they move southward. Hawks and eagles take the easy road by drifting south on currents of warm air that rise from the ground. One updrafting thermal gives altitude to the birds, who then set their wings to glide effortlessly until they sense another updraft. Repeating this process is a good way to put many miles behind them with a minimum of expended energy.



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