August Raptor Total...YTD 112

The Breakdown:
Turkey Vulture............7
Osprey.......................14
Bald Eagle...................3
Northern Harrier.......10
Sharpshinned Hawk..11
Coopers Hawk............7
Broadwinged Hawk....8
Redtailed Hawk........16
American Kestrel......34
Peregrine Falcon.........2
Total Raptors Aug...112

This year August total,is in the range of both 2004's 147 raptors and 2005's 95 raptors. This fall seems to be setting up to be more normal fall temperatures,compared with the heat and humidity of the last 2 years. Hopefully this will mean increased viewing opportunities. Most of the 14 Osprey,have been very close and provided excellent viewing.
A few days with rain are coming in early September,but when that clears,if predictions hold true,several days of north winds are to follow,which could bring some good sightings and increasing volumes.
Many thanks to my raptor watching friends Colin,Ron and Carol for your help,company and commradery. I was happy to show an enthusuastic,Carol her first migrating American Kestrels and Northern Harrier and look forward to sharing many more sightings with her. Thanks also to the many passersby who took interest in what I was doing,asked questions and the lucky ones that shared sightings. Onward to September!

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