November 15th - 4 Afternoon Birds

With overcast skies in the morning I didn't arrive to the park 'til just after 12:00PM and as I approached our Watch site the folks gathered were ID'ing their first bird of the day, an adult Northern Harrier way out over the lake. Shortly after that our next 2 birds appeared in the sky over the Gardens. It was over an hour before our fourth and final bird flew by. An incredibly nice afternoon weather-wise for mid-November.

Today:
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Total - 4

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1864
Osprey - 125
Bald Eagle - 67
Northern Harrier - 208
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1762
Cooper's Hawk - 90
Northern Goshawk - 19
Red-shouldered Hawk - 29
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 823
Rough-legged Hawk - 8
Golden Eagle - 4
American Kestrel - 624
Merlin - 130
Peregrine Falcon - 46
Total - 6556

A large gathering of Long-tailed Ducks spent the day out on the lake off of RMG.

At the park today were: Theresa, Pat, Nancy, Ann, Carol, Phil, Paul, and Cori. Oops, and Terry 2 too!

Walter

1 comment:

Terry Whittam said...

And Terry 2 too!