48 Raptors...YTD...2900

Today the sky was high and so were many of the birds. The blue sky made things very tough. Winds were not condusive to a good flight at Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch today. We did get great views of 2 Bald Eagles. One was definetly juvenile, while the others age was 4. (thanks to Paul Reeves for this Osprey photo)


Our tally today was:
3-Turkey Vultures
2-Bald Eagles(915am 4 year old, 11am juvenile)
3-Northern Harriers
26-Sharpshinned Hawks
2-Coopers Hawks
7-American Kestrels
1-Peregrine Falcon
48-Total Raptors

We also saw a Purple Finch which landed atop a Spruce tree, a Lincoln's Sparrow along the side of the bluffs in a bush, a Red-bellied Woodpecker flyby, a Hairy Woodpecker that landed in the Maple tree behind us and a Pileated Woodpecker.(thanks Terry 2 for this photo)
Turkey Vultures are on the move, the winds just havent been such that we saw many. The coming days with a light north element hold promise,but may not be enough to move much past Rosetta.

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