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#6912944 - 10/08/17 12:31 PM Seen something cool this morning
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On the way out from hog hunting I noticed a bunch of birds circling above. At first I thought they were buzzards but looked to light colored. I got the binoculars out and could see hawks and a few buzzards. There must have been at least 100 of them never seen anything like it so I googled it and found out that raptors will flock together and circle before migrating. Looked very similar to the pic below I found online. Have y'all ever seen hawks do this?


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#6912949 - 10/08/17 12:36 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Never seen it or even heard of it....that would be a kool sight!
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#6912988 - 10/08/17 01:20 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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I have seen that before. I think it's called a "Hawk storm". Every year we have Mississippi kites (raptors) migrate through about this time of year. I'm talking hundreds. Pretty cool.


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#6913000 - 10/08/17 01:30 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Last year I saw the same thing in Midlothian. Pretty cool to see!
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#6913047 - 10/08/17 02:18 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Yes ...also Mississippi Kites, at Lake Texoma...thought at first they were strange looking "seagulls" as several breeds of seagulls use the lake regularly, and at the wrong time of year.
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#6913078 - 10/08/17 03:00 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Maybe cool air is finally coming!

I've never seen raptors do that, either.
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#6913095 - 10/08/17 03:17 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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I've seen it maybe a couple times in my life, it's a very cool sight.

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#6913169 - 10/08/17 04:23 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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The weirdest bird thing I've seen was on a long dirt road that descended down to the San Antonio River about a mile distant, with the road in sight that entire distance. On every fence post, left and right sat a Mississippi Kite. I even brought my truck to a stop, it was a freaky sight.
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#6913176 - 10/08/17 04:37 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Never see it. That's pretty neat.
I wish the hawks around me would migrate out and leave our chickens, and quail alone.
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#6913178 - 10/08/17 04:39 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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That would have been a cool sight, I have never seen anything like it. I did see a cell tower with about 200 turkey vultures, but they were just sitting there.
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#6913180 - 10/08/17 04:41 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Gonna try and get a pic or video if they are still flying this afternoon.
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#6913182 - 10/08/17 04:41 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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I've seen that several times. Very cool.

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#6913184 - 10/08/17 04:43 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: TexasKC]
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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
I've seen that several times. Very cool.
Come to think of it I may have seen it before as well and just assumed it was buzzards.
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#6913206 - 10/08/17 05:24 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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never seen
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#6913211 - 10/08/17 05:28 PM Re: Seen something cool this morning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Back out here and not a bird in sight in the sky, I guess they all caught a draft and headed south
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