18 Raptors ...YTD...1175

Today was predictably slow. Winds were wrong and most birds "in the pipe" came through. Great counts yesterday were had all over the GTA.
  For our efforts today, Sue,Cori,Phil,Betty,Theresa,Berle,John and Eva, we saw 2 of 3 nice close Osprey and a beautiful low Broadwinged Hawk.
  In total the group saw:
3-Osprey
2-Northern Harriers
9-Sharpshinned Hawks
1-Coopers Hawk
1-Broadwinged Hawk
1-American Kestrel
1-Merlin
18-Total Raptors



Above are my photos of the Broadwinged Hawk and 2 of the Osprey. Keep an eye on the winds, if you go strictly by the winds we are due for an extended slow period which may last through the weekend as the forecast stands. That said I have seen hundreds of Sharpshinned Hawks fly by on SW winds?? You play the game you take your chances!

1 comment:

Terry 2 said...

Terry 2 was there too!