Sept10,2006 Another Good Day 131 Raptors...YTD 1016


Today I enjoyed the company of many birders and I thank them all for their help and for adding to the enjoyment of the day, Special thanks to Leon who spotted 2 of the 6 Bald Eagles. Things slowed down after 1pm today,but not before a good movement of raptors had occured. The days 131 raptors was highlighted by 5 Osprey (a photo shown) and 6 Bald Eagles(3 within 5min of each other,2 being juveniles who circled together putting on a great show.). Later a Sharpie and a Kestrel had a go at each other. Todays count included:
Sharpshinned Hawk......81
Coopers Hawk..............2
American Kestrel..........24
Merlin.............................3
Northern Harrier............8
Redtailed Hawks...........2
Osprey..........................5
Bald Eagle.....................6
Total...........................131
Todays total put me over 1000 raptors since Aug1,which wasnt achieved until October 3rd last year. Its shaping up to be a great season.

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