Sept 21 Another Great Day 252 Raptors..YTD 2278

Today the winds were somewhat unexpectedly from the Northwest again,so myself,Al,Carol,Terry and another Al got to see some great birds. The early morning saw a decent upflight,with 77 birds by 10am and a flurry quickly put me over 100. Harriers were giving fantastic views,and at one point I had 8 in a kettle(yes I made doubley sure they werent Broadwings). Later 7 Broadwings passed through the park low,before kettlling near us. Terry's timing was good,as he arrived as the kettle formed. Final totals included:
Osprey.......................2
Bald Eagle..................2
Northern Harrier........45
Sharpshinned Hawk..127
Coopers Hawk...........7
Nothern Goshawk.......1
Broadwinged Hawk....21
Redtailed Hawk...........7
American Kestrel........40

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