November 12th - 4 Golden and 3 Bald Eagles!

We're starting to see the end of migration as perfect wind and cloud cover only produced 52 birds.  Don't get me wrong, birds that have an impact on a day's count are now finishing up but there are likely still some spectacular birds to come.  Eagles, Rough-legs, Red-shoulders, Red-tails, and small numbers of a few others are quite possibly.  

Today:
Bald Eagle - 3
Northern Harrier - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 10
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 28
Golden Eagle - 4
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 52

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1663
Osprey - 117
Bald Eagle - 107
Northern Harrier - 127
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1591
Cooper's Hawk - 47
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 16
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 588
Rough-legged Hawk - 15
Golden Eagle - 7
American Kestrel - 470
Merlin - 62
Peregrine Falcon - 53
Total - 5008

Eagle Time (EST):
12:05 PM - GE immature (non-adult)
12:05 PM - GE adult
12:09 PM - GE immature (non-adult)
12:12 PM - GE adult
12:35 PM - BE adult
12:59 PM - BE immature (non-adult)
02:33 PM - BE immature (non-adult)

A collection of photos from the day...

adult Golden Eagle (courtesy of Ann)

immature Bald Eagle (courtesy of Ann)
 
Red-tailed Hawk (courtesy of Paul)
 
same Red-tailed Hawk (courtesy of Ann)

immature Red-shouldered Hawk (courtesy of Paul)
 
Red-shouldered Hawk (courtesy of Ann)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (courtesy of Paul)
 
Six more Loons were counted today.  At 9:00 AM we watched as several crows put on a show attacking 2 Common Ravens as they passed along the bluffs.  Also today we had a few small flock of Snow Buntings fly overhead.

Things got alittle squirrely at times today...

(courtesy of Paul)

Ann putting peanuts on Paul's backside (courtesy of Helena)

This one thought he'd try Ron's lunch before Ron did (courtesy of Helena)
 
My thanks to all those who braved the cold weather today.  Your help, friendship, and kind offerings were much appreciated.

Yours truly (courtesy of Paul)

Walter

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