Special Post - November

Just to echo and further add to BIGFRANK's comment on what to expect as we now head in to the last month of the Watch. If birds have not been held back due to the warmer weather we've experienced this Fall season, some species' numbers will sharply drop off. We're still expecting more Turkey Vultures and Red-tailed Hawks are just starting to appear over Rosetta. Golden Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks are coming through now but in their usual small numbers. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Peregrine Falcons, and others will still be migrating but sightings will be a little less frequent. Any days with a 'north' element in the wind will now definitely be the best days from here on in and with that said, they'll probably be cold days with heavy cloud cover. Please join us at Rosetta any time you have the chance but please pick and choose your days wisely.....and don't forget to dress warmly!

The following is a cumalutive summary of what's been seen over the years during the month of November.

2004-2010:
Turkey Vulture - 41
Osprey - 0
Bald Eagle - 12
Northern Harrier - 65
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 156
Cooper's Hawk - 78
Northern Goshawk - 29
Red-shouldered Hawk - 36
Broad-winged Hawk - 0
Red-tailed Hawk - 1592
Rough-legged Hawk - 37
Golden Eagle - 19
American Kestrel - 28
Merlin - 9
Peregrine Falcon - 17
Total - 2119

Walter

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