September 17th - Another Eagle!

After all the excitement yesterday afternoon, things were much quieter today.  Only 6 birds were counted.  The highlight was another Bald Eagle!  The three of us who were at the park were sitting chatting away about this, that, and the other thing when I got a text message from Lee saying to watch for a fast flying adult eagle along the bluffs.  We jumped up, got in to position and sure enough, 2-3 minutes later there it was!  Talking to Lee later on I found out that she was at the east end of Bluffer's Park in the parking area close to the beach when she saw and reported the eagle.  That bird was going like a bat out of Hell!

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
Total - 6

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 52
Osprey - 91
Bald Eagle - 81
Northern Harrier - 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 872
Cooper's Hawk - 10
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 68
Red-tailed Hawk - 51
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 279
Merlin - 28
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 1588

Eagle Time (EDT):
10:20 AM - BE adult

Here's a photo of the eagle that Lee quickly snapped using her cell phone...

 
And a photo that I took at Rosetta...
 
 
Carol and a few others were at the park at 3:00 PM and witnessed an adult Red-tailed Hawk kill and eat one of the squirrels.  Apparently this was the 2nd time during the afternoon that this had happened.
 
Niagara Falls this morning
 
It appears that the next few days are not going to be in our favour with light winds from the south.
 
Walter
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,
I was at the park yesterday about 1:30pm for the first time this year. Only one other birdwatcher there at the time and we did not see anything while I was there. I later went down to Bluffer's Park to see if I could spot anything there but no luck. I've been checking your blog regularly to see what is happening and hope to get out to the park again soon. ----Bonnie

Walter Fisher said...

Hi Bonnie,

Great to hear from you. Thanks for the report. See you soon.

Walter