ROTM: Follow Dark Arrow, the Short-tailed Hawk

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Dark Arrow in Flight - Clayton
Dark Arrow in Flight - Joanna Clayton

ROTM: Following Dark Arrow

10.6.17 Dark Arrow is still chugging along. He weathered the storm and was active almost immediately afterward. Here's a couple of shots to show where he is as of Oct. 3. He's still staying in the area.
Dark Arrow 10-2017 A

Dark Arrow 10-2107 B

8.28.17 Dark Arrow is still within his territory of Sawgrass Lake Park. The two data points over Tampa Bay just north of Gandy Blvd are from yesterday. He stopped in the fringe of mangroves right at the edge of Tampa Bay and most likely roosted for the night. Hopefully the mosquitoes weren't too bad.
Dark Arrow 8.28.17

8.12.17 Dark Arrow is still hanging around Sawgrass Lake Park; just jumping out to the east and west occasionally. Otherwise he is doing what a short-tailed hawk is supposed to do - hang around home.

Dark Arrow 8.12.17

A map of Dark Arrow's movements during its first week after release shows that it is staying pretty close to Sawgrass Lake Park with a few excursions out to the shoreline of Tampa Bay.

Dark Arrow Movements Week One