Sept.19 Day Count 134..YTD 3188 Season Bald Eagle Record

An Osprey provided one of few close up views today. We have now seen
165 Osprey..WOW!

Close Osprey Fly-By

American Kestrel. Thanks for todays capture Ann!

Adult Coopers Hawk


We set a Bald Eagle record today. Our previous best season we observed 46 Bald Eagles. Today we went beyond that with 3 Bald Eagles,giving us a total of 49.
Today was a little better then Id hoped for,with a decent tally of 134 raptors observed. My thanks to Mike,who took over as official recorder today and to Les for finding some vultures and an adult Bald Eagle. Mike2,Mike,Les,Sam,Norman,Hugh,Don,Carol,Ann,Berle,Zed,Cory,Shirley,Richard,Gord,Walter and I all enjoyed enough close birds to keep things interesting . I dont expect alot of raptors tomorrow.
Todays Totals
29..........Turkey Vulture
3.............Bald Eagle(juveniles 12:35,3:05,Adult 1:05
4.............Osprey
13...........Northern Harrier
57...........Sharpshinned Hawk
1.............Coopers Hawk
3.............Broadwinged Hawk
8.............Redtailed Hawk
14...........American Kestrel
1.............Merlin
1.............Peregrine Falcon
Early in the morning Walter,Don and I saw a Rusty Blackbird land in a nearby tree. We dont often see that species,let alone at Rosetta McClain Gardens.

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