Aug 30Best One Day August Count Ever

Hi gang up to this point,August had been extra slow,a combination of poor weather conditions coupled with my own lack of attendance. I refuse to poke even my nose from the house on days the humidex is very high! I had counted 58 birds of prey this month b4 today. Today was the best August count in the 4 years of the count..a final tally of 59 birds of prey. The day began with very grey dark skies,which momentarily gave way to some nice blue sky with white puffy clouds followed by the bright blue sky for the remainder of the day. We had some close up birds,but many were medium high today. Colin,Eleanor(sp),Ron,Leon and Tim joined me today...thanks everyone for your contributions to a great count and your comraderie. Our count consisted of:
Osprey.............5
Bald Eagle.........3(2 full adults and one juvenile)
Northern Harrier.4
Sharpie...........14
Coopers...........4
Broadwing........4
Redtail.............7
Kestrel...........15
Merlin..............1
Peregrine.........2

I expect a good day tomorrow as well,despite a very blue sky that will make spotting a challenge. This brings the August total to 117,which is about average for August. BIGFRANK

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