Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/30/2020

Number: 800

steady migration numbers again today, Increasing in the late afternoon hours. A wind shift brought Monarchs coming by at higher altitudes, Some so high they could barely be seen They were making good time to the South Southwest. Several hundred seen over the course of 7 hours.

steady streams of 2's and 3's coming through starting around 10 AM. I've seen hundreds of them today. I spent most of day watching them from 10-12 taking an hour break, then again 1-3 and finally from 4 all the way till dusk this evening.This afternoon around 4 PM after a cold front wind shift they were gliding through on the north wind, some of them so high up I could barely see them. I'd guess at an altitude of 500 ft or more. I'd say there were some that were high up enough that I couldn't see them at all.

There were never any large groups of them, just 2,3 and 4 at a time steady. One thing that was fascinating this afternoon was how fast they were travelling in the evening hours on that breeze. I think over 20 mph pretty likely! Really zipping along South to South SW.

Locust Grove, OK

Latitude: 36.2 Longitude: -95.2

Observed by: Kevin
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