October 18th - 5000!

Early this morning, thanks to Ann and Tony, we counted our 5000th raptor of the year, a Sharpie! I arrived at 9:00 AM only to find that things were already well under way with 23 birds counted and more in the air. Before long we were up and over 50. Great to see so many Sharpies coming through today.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 34
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 61
Cooper's Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 2
Total - 105

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1502
Osprey - 120
Bald Eagle - 55
Northern Harrier - 165
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1554
Cooper's Hawk - 64
Northern Goshawk - 12
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 102
American Kestrel - 608
Merlin - 108
Peregrine Falcon - 36
Total - 5087

Turkey Vultures passing overhead

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Lots of wonderful friends at the park today to enjoy the birds including: Tony, Carol, Berle, Gunnar, Terry 2, Pat, Cori, Peter, Ann, Bill, and Phil.

Walter

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