Poor Winds Good Company 31 Raptors YTD 2929


Today,winds were not favorable for a large movement of raptors,but all gathered enjoyed a few good raptors and beautiful weather for the last day of September. It was a pleasure to welcome Margaret from the UK and sharp-eyed Jef and Ingrid from Holland. A very close Osprey was a particular thrill for Jef and Ingrid.The usual suspects all helped out..thanks Rob,Lorne,Len,Darlene,Ann,Berle,Eleanor,Keith,Les and Mike and anyone I may have missed for your help and comraderie. Out total of 31 was:
1-Osprey
5-Northern Harriers
20-Sharpshinned Hawks
3-Redtailed Hawks(one attacked by 2 Crows)
1-American Kestrel
1-Peregrine Falcon
Better days are ahead. Also seen today were a few Common Loons,many Kinglets,White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows,Blue Jays continued to migrate in large numbers and several migrating Crows also went past today. Tuesday could bring a Peregrine movement,Thursdays,current predicted Northwest wind after abit of rain Wed might prompt a big movement of raptors.Keep an eye on Thursday!

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