Quality Not Quantity..29 Raptors

Today the winds certainly came,if we can only get the raptors to check the weather channel! The large flight we hoped for didnt happen. On the plus side we had a good variety of species..nine and had some fantastic views of the birds. 3 Osprey all flew past very close to us. All of the Peregrine Falcons went by very close,allowing us to see the markings on it very well. A Merlin went through only a few feet above us,enabling us to see the markings on its face very clearly. Several American Kestrels did the same. The first bird of the day was an adult Coopers Hawk which both Walter and I photographed as it perched on the fence nearby,before dropping to the ground.
Courtesy Walter
My Shot of The Same
We had many folks join Walter and I today with high hopes,including,Carol,Brad,Lee,Bill,Mary,Betty,Ross and Peter.
Our total today was:
1-Turkey Vulture
3-Osprey
1-Northern Harrier
4-Sharpshinned Hawks
1-Coopers Hawk
1-Northern Goshawk
9-American Kestrels
2-Merlins
7-Peregrine Falcons




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