Wind (current)

Nov 20th - 26 Birds, 5 Species, 1 Goshawk!

TODAY:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 16
Unidentified Buteo - 1
Total - 26

OTHER BIRDS:
Sandhill Crane - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (local)
Merlin - 1 (local)

HAWKWATCHERS:
Theresa, Sophie, Dave, Walter, Allison, Betty, and Lynn

WEATHER PREDICTION:
NW wind continues on Wednesday!

See you at the park,
Walter

Nov 19th - 3 Birds

TODAY:
Red-tailed Hawk - 3

Red-tailed Hawks (Allison)

OTHER BIRDS:
Cooper's Hawk - 1 (local)
Red-tailed Hawk - 1 (local

Cooper's Hawk (seems to be hanging around the park) (Allison)

Red-tailed Hawk (Allison)

HAWKWATCHERS:
Allison

WEATHER PREDICTION:
Decent NW wind on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Hopefully there are birds yet to come.

See you at the fence,
Walter

Nov 14th - 44 Birds, 5 Species, 1 Eagle

TODAY:
Bald Eagle - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 37
Peregrine Falcon - 1

EAGLE TIME (EST):
12:51pm - Bald Eagle - 1

HAWKWATCHERS:
Ron, Hugh, Walter, Allison, Betty, and Cori

See you again soon.....if I ever warm up!
Walter

Nov 13th - 38 Birds, 8 Species, 1 Eagle

TODAY:
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 24
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 2
Total - 38

EAGLE TIME (EST):
11:02am - Bald Eagle - 1

TO DATE:
Turkey Vulture - 1151
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 86
Northern Harrier - 165
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1517
Cooper's Hawk - 66
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 58
Red-tailed Hawk - 324
Rough-legged Hawk - 1
Golden Eagle - 3
American Kestrel - 374
Merlin - 79
Peregrine Falcon - 42
Unidentified Accipiter - 3
Unidentified Buteo - 31
Unidentified Eagle - 1
Unidentified Falcon - 13
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 4014

Bald Eagle (Theresa)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Theresa)

HAWKWATCHERS:
Theresa, Walter, Betty, Pat and Nancy, and Allison

WEATHER PREDICTION:
NW wind for tomorrow!

Walter

Nov 8th - 20 Birds

TODAY:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 11
Rough-legged Hawk - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 2
Total - 20

 Red-shouldered Hawk (Kris)

Turkey Vulture (Kris)

...same Turkey Vulture (Walter)

OTHER BIRDS:
Merlin - 2 (locals), many songbirds flying overhead.

HAWKWATCHERS:
Theresa, Kris, and Walter

WEATHER PREDICTION:
More rain, and maybe some snow!

(Walter)

See you again,
Walter

Nov 3rd - 7 Birds

TODAY:
Northern Harrier - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Total - 7

TO DATE:
Turkey Vulture - 1150
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 85
Northern Harrier - 162
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1513
Cooper's Hawk - 64
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 53
Broad-winged Hawk - 28
Red-tailed Hawk - 289
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 3
American Kestrel - 373
Merlin - 77
Peregrine Falcon - 41
Unidentified Accipiter - 3
Unidentified Buteo - 29
Unidentified Eagle - 1
Unidentified Falcon - 13
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 3956

Red-tailed Hawk (Theresa)

Red-tailed Hawk (Theresa)

OTHER BIRDS:
Cooper's Hawk (local), Merlin (local), Eastern Bluebirds (80+), Pine Siskins, Cedar Waxwings, and a few Purple Finches.

HAWKWATCHERS:
Mike D, Theresa, Mark, Betty, Allison, Ron, Lynn, Kris, Bruce and Ann Falls, and a few others.

WEATHER PREDICTION:
Although nice and sunny at the time of writing, more rain and wind not condusive to good raptor migration over Rosetta is on the way - ugh!

Walter

Oct 25th - 22 Birds, 8 Species, 1 Eagle!

TODAY:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 7
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 8
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 22

EAGLE TIME (EDT):
10:40am - Bald Eagle - 1

TO DATE:
Turkey Vulture - 1150
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 85
Northern Harrier - 159
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1513
Cooper's Hawk - 64
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 53
Broad-winged Hawk - 28
Red-tailed Hawk - 285
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 3
American Kestrel - 373
Merlin - 77
Peregrine Falcon - 41
Unidentified Accipiter - 3
Unidentified Buteo - 29
Unidentified Eagle - 1
Unidentified Falcon - 13
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 3949

immature Bald Eagle (Theresa)

OTHER BIRDS:
Common Raven - 4

HAWKWATCHERS:
Owen, Ray, Ron, Theresa, and Peter

WEATHER PREDICTION:
Lousy!

Walter

Oct 24th - 487 Birds, 10 Species, 2 Eagles!

A really nice day spent at the park.  Raptors flew by all day, everywhere across the sky and at every height.  It was hard to figure out where the next bird would appear from.  Thank you everyone for all your help spotting, pointing out, photographing and identifying.

TODAY:
Turkey Vulture - 232
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 78
Cooper's Hawk - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk - 26
Red-tailed Hawk - 121
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 2
Unidentified Accipiter - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 14
Unidentified Falcon - 2
Total - 487

EAGLE TIME (EDT):
03:00pm - Bald Eagle - 1
03:34pm - Golden Eagle - 1

TO DATE:
Turkey Vulture - 1149
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 84
Northern Harrier - 158
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1506
Cooper's Hawk - 62
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 53
Broad-winged Hawk - 28
Red-tailed Hawk - 277
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 3
American Kestrel - 373
Merlin - 76
Peregrine Falcon - 40
Unidentified Accipiter - 3
Unidentified Buteo - 29
Unidentified Eagle - 1
Unidentified Falcon - 13
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 3927

Cooper's Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

 Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

 Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

 Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Lee)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Lee)

Red-tailed Hawk (Lee)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

OTHER BIRDS:
Loon sp. - 9, Eastern Bluebird - 75, Common Raven - 2, Purple Finch - 1, and Sandhill Crane - 1

Sandhill Crane (Walter)

INSECTS:
Butterflies - Monarch - 2

HAWKWATCHERS:
Walter, Theresa, Sophie, Lee, Peter, Jennifer, Joe, Sheldon, Ron, Hugh, Mike D, Brian, MC, Allson, Bruce F, Dave, Betty, Cori, Terry, Ann, Nolan, and several others.  Thankyou!

WEATHER PREDICTION:
Wind starts off NW tomorrow and then swings around to SW by the afternoon.

See you again soon,
Walter

Oct 22nd & 23rd - 19 Birds, 8 Species, 1 Eagle!

OCTOBER 23RD:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 5
American Kestrel - 1
Total - 16

EAGLE TIME (EDT):
03:59 - Bald Eagle - 1

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OCTOBER 22ND:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Total - 3

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WEATHER PREDICTION:
20km/h NW wind blowin' tomorrow, gustin' to 40km/h!

See you at the spot where the grass grows no more,
Walter

Oct 21st - 219 Birds, 10 Species, 4 Eagles!

TODAY:
Turkey Vulture - 36
Bald Eagle - 4
Northern Harrier - 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 118
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Northern Goshawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 30
American Kestrel - 7
Merlin - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 4
Total - 219

EAGLE TIME (EDT):
10:36am - Bald Eagle - 1
11:35am - Bald Eagle - 1
11:39am - Bald Eagle - 1
12:30pm - Bald Eagle - 1

TO DATE:
Turkey Vulture - 916
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 82
Northern Harrier - 152
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1423
Cooper's Hawk - 57
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 26
Broad-winged Hawk - 28
Red-tailed Hawk - 150
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 370
Merlin - 74
Peregrine Falcon - 40
Unidentified Accipiter - 2
Unidentified Buteo - 15
Unidentified Eagle - 1
Unidentified Falcon - 11
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 3421

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Bald Eagle (Mike D)

The following sequence of photos are of the same two birds -
a Red-shouldered Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Mike D)

(Lee)

(Lee)


Sharp-shinned Hawk (Lee)

Northern Harrier (Lee)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike D)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Lee)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Lee)

Northern Goshawk (Mike D)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D) 

Cooper's Hawk (Lee)

Northern Goshawk (Lee)

Turkey Vulture (Lee)

OTHER BIRDS:
Highlights included - Red-necked Grebe, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Gull sp., Red-throated Loon, Loon sp. (101), Common Raven, Swallow sp., Eastern Bluebird, Purple Finch, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak, Fox Sparrow, plus others!

INSECTS:
Butterflies - Monarch - 3

HAWKWATCHERS:
Phil, Walter, Mike D, Bruce M, Theresa, Kris, Brian, Lee, Dave, Arvo, Ron, Justin, Amanda, Freida, Norm, Irv, Mark, Allison, Winston, Paul, Eleanor, Sarah, Jack, Nolan, Berle, Lynn, Leslie & Mike, Betty, and many others!  Thankyou all for another beautiful day!

Red-throated Loon (Allison)

unidentified gull (Walter)

White-winged Crossbill (Theresa)

WEATHER PREDICTION:
Decent W and SW wind for tomorrow.  If you go, good luck and enjoy!

See you all again soon,
Walter