August 29th - Another 7 Birds

We had another 7 birds fly by us today over Rosetta. Most of the birds seen today were likely 'up-flight birds' (birds that have landed and stayed the night somewhere before the watch site). As these birds continue their southbound journey the next morning, they fly passed the watch site at a fairly low level. Today the birds were seen just above the tree tops.

Today:
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Total - 7

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2
Osprey - 8
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 29
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk -8
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 11
Merlin - 1
Total - 74

A Great Egret was seen flying eastward this morning, maybe just going as far as Bluffer's Park.

Carol, Berle, Peter, Pat, Nancy, Terry 2, Gunnar, and Betty all stopped by today.


Walter

4 comments:

Angie in TO said...

We're (Rob and Angie) are looking forward to stopping in one day this weekend. Probably Saturday, for the first time.

Anonymous said...

I had 2 nighthawks fly over my house tonight at 7:15pm. They would have gone directly over Rosetta. They stayed for over a minute soaring above the yard.
Ann

Anonymous said...

Hey Angie and Rob, that would be excellent, looking forward to meeting you both. Hopefully we'll get a few birds to fly by for you to see. Walter

Angie in TO said...

Oh yeah, you did post a comment back! Good meeting you Walter! :)