Sept 14 Sharpies Just Keep On Comin Day Count 658

The Crowd Gathers Expecting A Good Day
Thanks to everyone who came out today for their contributions and patience with me as I tried to sort through all the calls.Berle,Betty,Cory(thanks for the morning coffees!),Meaghan,Gunner,Lorne,Richard,Murray,Ann,Pat(thanks for the 2nd coffee run and Timbits),Nancy,Carol Peter,Trudy,Lee and most especially Walter.A special Welcome Back to Bill.
A Redtail rested in a bluffside tree


We dont get alot of Broadwinged Hawks at Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch,but generally we get a high portion of low ones. Today we had a decent count of 75 for our site. We currently sit at 151,with our highest count being 225,so with a good day tomorrow we may surpass that.
Sharpshinned Hawks were the bird of the day,with another 464 passing by. We have now seen in excess of 1700 Sharpies this season so far. Many were very low,with a smattering of very high ones. Keen spotting by all gathered helped everyone to enjoy themselves.
Todays excellent total of 658 raptors consisted of:
Osprey..............................3
Bald Eagle.........................1(juvenile 128pm)
Northern Harrier...........12
Sharpshinned Hawk.....464
Coopers Hawk.................6
Broadwinged Hawk........75
Redtailed Hawk.............3
American Kestrel..........84
Merlin.............................8
Peregrine Falcon............2
Tomorrows conditions look great for another big flight..hard to believe there can be many birds left out there!! It will be pretty crazy again tomorrow! We also saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker and 16 Common Loons. Thanks to Pat and Murray for todays photos.



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