Day Count 67...YTD Over 3000


Osprey Over Rosetta

We saw our 160th+ Osprey today.
Today was about as expected. With a light north wind part of the morning,which died out by noon,I expected 50-75 raptors. We counted 67. This put us well over the 3000 raptor mark for the season. Most birds were high,with one Osprey spotted "in the ozone" along with 3 Sharpies that were sub-orbital(read even higher!). I had a large bird during the lunchhour,but lost it behind trees before I could make a positive ID.
We had a few low passes by a Turkey Vulture.(Ann's pics)

Today we had another good turn out of watchers,ever hopeful of a great day.Thanks to everyone for their contributions,I dont leave names off to snub anyone,just didnt get your names,or in the sleepy haze which I write my posts in,its simply an oversight. Thanks to Ann,Carol,Andrew,MC2,Cory(thanks for the coffees again),Betty(thanks for the hot chocolates),Pat,Nancy,Lee,Howie,Don and Tim. We have been spoiled lately with big days,so todays count of 67 seemed very slow. The next several days will be very hit and miss,with no big flights expected. Watches are likely to wrap up fairly early2pmish) if few birds are being seen. Plan accordingly.
Todays Totals Included
Turkey Vulture........................11
Osprey........................................3
Northern Harrier......................2
Sharpshinned Hawk...............40
Coopers Hawk...........................1
American Kestrel.....................10

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