Less Than Perfect Conditions..Good Friends..Some Good Sightings

When conditions looked good!
Frank And Walter search the skies.
While Pat and Carol enjoy a discussion.

Today was not the day we hoped for. A few sprinkles of rain and very heavy winds just wasnt condusive to a large raptor movement. That said we certainly had some quality views of some interesting birds. A very low Northern Harrier came towards Walter and I,it was only about 15ft over our heads. Quite a view as it came closer and closer in the binoculars. Later a Sharpshinned Hawk had Ann in its sights.















Later an Osprey went through very low and close. Ann got a fantastic shot of it.



Still another great sighting was a black banded(white numbers letters) Peregrine Falcon(banded in Ontario) being chased by an American Kestrel. Quite a sighting which Ann got a shot of too. We are trying to figure out who this Peregrine is.
Hopefully tomorrow will bring better weather with less rain,and a few more birds.
Our total today was
Osprey..........................1
Northern Harrier........1
Sharpshinned Hawk...4
Coopers Hawk.............1
American Kestrel.......7
Merlin.........................2
Peregrine Falcon.......1
Total..........................17


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