Oct5 Not The Flight I Hoped For Day Count 105...YTD 3845

After 2 days of poor weather,with NE winds expected all day today,I had hoped for the very large raptor count that other sites had today. Todays 105 wasnt too bad,but most birds were very high. A young Bald Eagle was spotted by Ron,low over the lake,and we enjoyed a good long view of it. A low Merlin also gave great views,as did a low Coopers Hawk. Turkey Vultures were somewhat distant,hinting that official count sites (like Cranberry Marsh in Oshawa)were probably seeing alot(and they did). Todays count included:
Turkey Vulture.........................10
Osprey......................................1
Bald Eagle.................................4
Northern Harrier......................19
Sharpshinned Hawk.................42
Coopers Hawk..........................3
Redtailed Hawk.......................18
American Kestrel.......................3
Merlin........................................2
Peregrine Falcon........................3

Thanks to Ron,Carol,Tim and Paul for their contributions today.

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