November 23rd - Year Total Pushed To 6600+

A nice steady flow of hawks was observed over the park today, albeit somewhat slow. In all 32 birds came our way in the bright blue sky providing excellent views of many of the more northern Red-tails. They can have much darker markings on the underside of their bodies and wings. With today's sightings we've now pushed the 'Year' total to over 6600 raptors!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 10
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 19
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 32

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1866
Osprey - 125
Bald Eagle - 67
Northern Harrier - 212
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1779
Cooper's Hawk - 94
Northern Goshawk - 20
Red-shouldered Hawk - 29
Broad-winged Hawk - 757
Red-tailed Hawk - 855
Rough-legged Hawk - 8
Golden Eagle - 5
American Kestrel - 624
Merlin - 130
Peregrine Falcon - 47
Total - 6618

Red-tailed Hawk

Many insects flying about the Watch today including a very late small dragonfly.

Hawk watchers today included: Carol, Ron, Berle, Cori, Theresa, Pat, Nancy, Phil, Ann, and Terry 2. Thankyou all for your help in spotting the birds up in the blue.

Walter

1 comment:

Lee said...

Awesome job! It's pretty funny how we get so excited about 6600 birds and then you read the raptor watches in other places and they're cracking 200,000! I was out at Cranberry for a while last week and the birds were SO far away it wasn't worth going to.