I get asked this question a lot, why do you spend so much time up at the Hawk Watch, how can you deal with the heat, cold, wind etc for 8 hour shifts for 10 weeks? This picture says it all....there is nothing like watching migrating raptors. They inspire such a feeling of awe in me. How can one see so many powerful, beautiful birds so close to home? This photo was taken by my friend Matt, another official counter at the Mount Peter Hawk Watch.