Sept26 Another Fine Day 118raptors...YTD...2770

Another good day,with high winds being northwest till around noon. Thanks to Ron,Gunner,Richard and Kira for their coming out to enjoy the day and spot me some birds. A great view of a Peregrine Falcon was enjoyed again today,and several Northern Harriers passed by very closely. I had a nice kettle of 6 Northern Harriers today,and one with 15 Sharpshinned Hawks. An Osprey circled offering great views to Peter and I,as Peter took a break from his walk to check it out. Todays total of 118 raptors was the 11th day with greater than 100,and included:
Osprey.........................2
Northern Harrier.........31
Sharpshinned Hawk....63
Coopers Hawk.............2
Redtailed Hawk............1
American Kestrel........18
Peregrine Falcon...........1
With luck the predicted Friday northwest winds will bring a good movement of raptors. If the northwest winds predicted hang in until Friday,get to your favorite raptor viewing site.
Other birds seen today were Brown Creepers,many Golden Crowned Kinglets,a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Northern Mockingbird. Blue Jays continue to migrate in good numbers.

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