Yesterday’s year-end lunch party at East Side Mario’s was our most successful to date (thanks to Lee). With nineteen of us in attendance we shared some fond memories of our past four month’s together and enjoyed some wonderful food and drink. (Hopefully we’ll get a few photos to share on the blog)
Although we didn’t have quite as many birds as in the last few previous years, we certainly had a fantastic time seeing and counting what did come our way. It’s these variations from year to year that make hawk-watching so fun and interesting. And although numbers may have been lower on most species, I personally am not going to be too upset about seeing one hundred and nine Bald Eagles and a Gyrfalcon! We also counted bird number 50,000!