32 Raptors...YTD...6052

For such a blustery day with winds from a less than stellar direction, we did alright. 5 more Peregrine Falcons brings us to 98 for the season with dreams of an unbelievable 100 dancing in our heads. Truely Im astounded.
  We had several Sharpshinned Hawks and Coopers Hawks tacking into the wind sideways and 4 low Turkey Vultures.
   I managed one reasonable shot of a male Northern Harrier, the first time Ive caught a photo of one.
Our total today was:
4-Turkey Vultures
4-Northern Harriers
8-Sharpshinned Hawks
6-Coopers Hawks
1-Redtailed Hawk
2-American Kestrels
2-Merlins
5-Peregrine Falcons
32-Total Raptors

Thanks to Cori for the coffee run, thanks to Walter for buying. Phil, Ann, Allison, Berle, Carol and special guest star Daniel watched with Walter and I today. Again we had a couple of new folks who will be back to visit again soon. We look forward to new faces and friends.
  Saturday and Sunday may see some birds go by...southwest winds can bring Peregrine Falcons, so we hope to see a couple of them at least. Tuesday(depending on rain) and Wednesday look like great chances for big days. Keep an eye on them. A reminder weekdays bathrooms are currently opened from7-5pm weekends 9-5pm.  I also remind folks that arriving pre 9am is almost not worth while,barring the best of best days.  

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