November 8th - 30 Birds, 2 Eagles!

The parade of Red-tailed Hawks that I was hoping for didn't quite happen today but we did have a good variety of hawks fly over the Watch site.  The star of the show was a Golden Eagle which came along shortly after one o'clock.  Our first raptor of the day went by unidentified, I'm now waiting for a photo for review.

After looking at the submitted photo of the unidentified raptor, it turned out to be a Cooper's Hawk.

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 15
Golden Eagle - 1
Merlin - 2
Total - 30

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1663
Osprey - 117
Bald Eagle - 104
Northern Harrier - 123
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1579
Cooper's Hawk - 47
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 14
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 559
Rough-legged Hawk - 15
Golden Eagle - 3
American Kestrel - 470
Merlin - 62
Peregrine Falcon - 51
Total - 4952

Eagle Time (EST):
01:11 PM - GE immature (non-adult)
01:20 PM - BE immature (non-adult)

Here are some great shots from the day...

Northern Harrier

Red-tailed Hawk

Merlin

Golden Eagle

We tallied up 10 more Loons flying overhead today.  The fox came by for a visit this afternoon.

Here's a beautiful photo that Helena took of our little red friend...

 
Here's a fabulous piece of work that Helena did on her tablet which reflects my excitement of seeing another GE...

 
I would like to thank everyone for a most enjoyable day.  Your help and friendship is always greatly appreciated.
 
Walter
 

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