Winds were light..Day Count still good 181

Beautiful Sunrise Over Lake Ontario

While todays weather changed,and winds were lighter than predicted all week,a good flight was observed. Birds were high for the most part and things died down early,about 1230pm. Jean observed an adult Bald Eagle at about 1155am,Bill had caught a piece of it to the west of us. Once again it was Sharpshinned Hawks that made up the bulk of raptors counted. Many people joined us again today,thanks to each of you for your help spotting and identifying the many high birds and many for some reason well out over the lake today. Thanks to Carol,Ann,Peter,Ron,Jean,Don,Brad,Alex,Larry,Andrew,Hugh,Cory,Bill,Pat,Nancy,Berle Tim and Walter.
The local juvenile female Coopers Hawk hunted Squirrels in the park and sat co-operatively in a pine tree.
Todays totals were:
Osprey..............................4
Bald Eagle.........................1
Northern Harrier.............4
Sharpshinned Hawk....134
Broadwinged Hawk........11
Redtailed Hawk...............2
American Kestrel...........23
Merlin...............................2
Day Total.....................181
Note tomorrow rain is predicted all day,noone will be present to count. Friday the light northwind could bring some birds,Sunday looks like the next chance for a good flight of raptors.

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