Aug 7th - The North Wind

Today's north wind brought a few nice surprises our way in the form of seven Broad-winged Hawks!  This is without a doubt the most BWs we've ever had in the first week of August.  Let's hope it only gets better from here.  Another Bald Eagle and Osprey were seen today.  A few of the local raptors made appearances as well including, a Turkey Vulture, two Red-tailed Hawks and the Merlin.  Two Buteos flew by way up high but sadly weren't unidentified due to poor lighting and a slightly hazy sky.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 7
American Kestrel - 2
Total - 12

To Date:
Osprey - 5
Bald Eagle - 3
Copper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 7
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 1
Total - 20

Eagle Time (EDT):
12:58 PM - BE (unknown age)

Here are a couple of shots courtesy of Ann:

 Osprey

 Broad-winged Hawk

Ann also got this quick pic of the Mink heading through the fence.



Fellow observers today included Pat & Nancy, Theresa, Hugh, Berle, Betty, Terry, Ron, Ann, and new guy Don.  Thankyou everyone.

Walter

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