Aug 7th - No Raptors but...

Today was spent back along the fence watching and hoping for our first fall raptor to fly overhead but unfortunately that didn't happen.  What did happen was quite interesting though, Ed and I realized that we had taken pictures of two different Black-billed Cuckoos.  We compared photos and noticed that the one Ed took (click here to view) on Wednesday was an adult (note the bright red eyering) and the photo that I took and included in the Thursday post was of a juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo (note the pale coloured eyering).  Also, the juvenile in my photo has a buffy coloured throat compared to the white throat of the adult bird in Ed's photo.  OMG, not one but two Cuckoos!!!  Not sure what to make of this but it's pretty darn cool.  Neither bird was seen today to my knowledge.

Another great group at the park today including:  Terry, Berle, Carol, Kris, Theresa, Allison, Dave, Betty, Lee, Phil, Pat & Nancy, Hugh, and Ron.

The predicted winds out of the east will likely not help in any raptors being seen in the sky over Rosetta but we'll see what happens.

Walter

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