High Count High Vultures


Today the gang gathered hoping for a good flight. Winds looked good,and eventually the Turkey Vultures came. Between 11am and 12pm,132 Turkey Vultures flew by. Several decent kettles formed. Pat Anderson sent along this great shot of one of the good kettles of Turkey Vultures.
From there on it was pretty slow until 4pm. Then small groups of Turkey Vultures started to migrate past. Soon I spotted a kettle of 34 Turkey Vultures and 4 Redtails circling together. A Northern Goshawk flew through the centre,barely missing my arm. We had our first Red-shouldered Hawk too.
Todays terrific total was
229-Turkey Vulture
1-Northern Harrier
6-Sharpshinned Hawk
1-Coopers Hawk
1-Northern Goshawk
1-Redshouldered Hawk
31-Redtailed Hawk
1-American Kestrel
1-Merlin
272-Total Raptors Oct 12
Keep an eye on Thursday..if the rains dont come the birds should. Watch Sunday too! Our year to date total is 5252.

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