November 28th - 7 Birds, 5 Species!

Today, under mostly blue sky and light wind we watched and counted a few more of our last raptors of the season.  Slowly but surely the end is coming.  Actually there are only 2 days left!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Merlin - 1
Total - 7

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1665
Osprey - 117
Bald Eagle - 109
Northern Harrier - 141
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1609
Cooper's Hawk - 53
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 26
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 645
Rough-legged Hawk - 15
Golden Eagle - 7
American Kestrel - 470
Merlin - 64
Peregrine Falcon - 56
Gyrfalcon - 1
Total - 5123

At the park today were: Kris, Betty, Carol, Terry, Hugh, Cori, and a nice surprise guest was Leon.  Haven't seen him since mid-August.  He was out scouting the park for the upcoming Winter Bird Count, his favourite event of the year.  What a trouper!

Leon and my-scruffy-self
 
I will try to get down to the park tomorrow and Saturday for at least a few hours mid-day just in case there are anymore birds left.  Hope to see you out.
 
Walter
 

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