September 23rd - Before The Rain Came

Going by what everyone told us, there were 17 Turkey Vultures up in the air before we even arrived this morning. Apparently they put on quite the show along the bluffs dipping and diving in the wind. I feel enough people told us about them so I'm counting them. Hey, we're not an 'Official' Count Site anyway, we can write down anything we want! - LOL!! The birds that we did manage to see we only had a second or two to ID them as the strong east wind pushed them along. By lunchtime the rain had moved in and we all scattered.

Turkey Vulture - 17
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 11
American Kestrel - 7
Total - 36

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 69
Osprey - 64
Bald Eagle - 27
Northern Harrier - 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 924
Cooper's Hawk - 19
Northern Goshawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 742
Red-tailed Hawk - 11
American Kestrel - 253
Merlin - 47
Peregrine Falcon - 7
Total - 2235

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Today we heard and then saw our first fall sparrow species, White-throated Sparrow.

Some of today's watchers were: Theresa, Terry 2, Carol, Ann, Doug, Marg, Rodger, Jane, and Frank 2.


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