September 9,2006 Fantastic Count...Day Count 310...YTD...885

Many thanks to all who dropped by today and enjoyed some fantastic birds. Special Thanks to Colin Horstead,Jean Iron and Ron Pittaway,without whose help my head would have been spinning even more than it did. Todays incredible count included:
Osprey...........12(new one day record)
Bald Eagle........5(4 adults)
Harrier............16
Sharpshins......201
Broadwings......19
Redtailed Hawk..6
Kestrel.............41
Merlin...............10(new one day record)
Sept 9 Total...310
Special sightings included 4 adult Bald Eagles,2 which circled together right over the park. An amazing 12 Osprey and 10 Merlin were tallied which were new one day high totals. Jean spotted a Common Nighthawk and 5 American Black Ducks. My total for this year is now 885,which is one short of last years total as at Sept 30. More help has undoubtedly helped spot more raptors,but I also think this is the first "normal fall" we've had in several years.

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