October 4th - There's Yesterday...

...And Then There's Today!

Our 2nd big number day of the month already, that's excellent news! The 3rd bird that flew over the park today was the 35,000th raptor ever counted at Rosetta, it was a cute little Sharpie.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 393
Osprey - 5
Bald Eagle - 12 (adult 1:40) (juvenile 12:15 x2, 1:25, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 3:22)
Northern Harrier - 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 103
Cooper's Hawk - 6
Northern Goshawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 8
Red-tailed Hawk - 34
American Kestrel - 24
Merlin - 3
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 602

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1289
Osprey - 110
Bald Eagle - 52
Northern Harrier - 146
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1364
Cooper's Hawk - 48
Northern Goshawk - 8
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Broad-winged Hawk - 756
Red-tailed Hawk - 95
American Kestrel - 581
Merlin - 72
Peregrine Falcon - 23
Total - 4556

Today's numbers would not have been possible without the wonderful help spotting and IDing from: BIGFRANK, Berle, Terry 2, Theresa, Tom, Hugh, Bill, Ron, Pat, Nancy, Lee, Phil, Allison, Cori, Betty, Ann, Richard, and anyone I might have missed. Thanks to all.

Walter

1 comment:

Lee said...

For anyone that didn't see, here are Ann's pics of an osprey that came by very close at the Raptor Watch:

http://naturephotosbyann.blogspot.com/2011/10/osprey-migrating-at-hawk-watch-oct-4.html