Raptor # 40000...11 More Peregrine Falcons...48 Raptors...YTD...2359

This shot is mine as are the Sparrow and Cardinal. All of the other Peregrine shots are by Ann Brokelman. Thanks to Ann for use of her shots of the passing Peregrine Falcons.
 
Today we had some great looks at Peregrine Falcons. They are flying in southwest winds and infact favour them. All gathered including Ann, Hugh, Betty, Mark, Vince, Terry 2, Larry, birthday girl Lee, Gunnar, Lorne, Meaghan and The Cliffside Kids, all enjoyed a beautiful day and at least a few birds. Ann was able to get some fantastic shots of the Peregrines which went by, which really made her day. Somewhere in todays excitement was bird number 40000 since the inception of the Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch. Sometime next season we should surpass 50000! If you had ever told me Id see that many birds of prey only a few moments from my home Id never have believed it. 9 years and many new friends later I cant imagine life without it! Thanks to everyone who has ever been part of the count.


Our sightings were made up of:
2-Osprey
3-Northern Harriers
26-Sharpshinned Hawks
2-Coopers Hawks
2-American Kestrels
2-Merlins
11-Peregrine Falcons
48-Total Raptors

Tomorrow and Thursday have a chance to be good days. I make no promises!!

We had a very co-operative Northern Cardinal today too as well as a few White-throated Sparrows.

3 comments:

Walter Fisher said...

Congratulations BIGFRANK on the new milestone!!!

BIGFRANK said...

U know its your achievement too! Couldnt have done it without U. Having a buddy in my mania helped more than U can know.

Anonymous said...

Awww. LOL