November 17th - Another New Record!!!

Wind was good, sky was good, cloud cover was good, bird migration was not so good! Having said that we did however manage to break another old count record. 828 Red-tailed Hawks has been the record since 2006, with the 5 Red-tails counted today our new 'Year' record sits at 830!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 5
Total - 9

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1865
Osprey - 125
Bald Eagle - 67
Northern Harrier - 209
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1765
Cooper's Hawk - 91
Northern Goshawk - 19
Red-shouldered Hawk - 29
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 830
Rough-legged Hawk - 8
Golden Eagle - 4
American Kestrel - 624
Merlin - 130
Peregrine Falcon - 46
Total - 6569

Today's non-raptor highlight was a small flock of White-winged Crossbills that stopped off for a snack before continuing their journey westward.

Friends on hand today included: Ann, Theresa, Berle, Cori, Terry 2, and Ron.

Walter

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