November 11th - So Close!!!

What a terrific late Fall day at the park with wind blowing down from the north all day. Unfortunately birds numbers were a little short of what was hoped for. We now must start to wonder what's left out there.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 11
Rough-legged Hawk - 1 (dark morph)
Merlin - 1
Total - 25

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1863
Osprey - 125
Bald Eagle - 67
Northern Harrier - 207
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1760
Cooper's Hawk - 89
Northern Goshawk - 19
Red-shouldered Hawk - 29
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 817
Rough-legged Hawk - 8
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 624
Merlin - 130
Peregrine Falcon - 45
Total - 6542

Only 4 birds to count for a new 'Year' record!!!

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk (OMG, What did it eat?)

Red-tailed Hawk



A small flock of 5 Tundra Swans was observed flying overhead heading due south. Several flocks of White-winged Crossbills were seen flying over the park earlier in the day.

Hawk watchers today included: Ann, Berle, Peter, Tom, Theresa, Jen, Cori, Carol, Phil, Pat, Nancy, and Allison.

Walter

1 comment:

BIGFRANK said...

I do believe I saw the same 5 Tundra Swans from Kortright yesterday. Had 35 Redtails. One had a large number of feathers from one wing...its left one,our right one as it went by above.