Oct 11th - 6 Peregrine Falcons!

We only had 13 raptors pass over Rosetta today but 6 of them were Peregrine Falcons!  I would have to say that is not too bad of a number at all, a very good day in the end.

Today:
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 6
Total - 13

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 248
Osprey - 91
Bald Eagle - 55
Northern Harrier - 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2112
Cooper's Hawk - 19
Northern Goshawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 88
Red-tailed Hawk - 23
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 280
Merlin - 85
Peregrine Falcon - 36
Total - 3170

Today's photos are courtesy of Ann...

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Northern Harrier

Peregrine Falcon

2 Peregrine Falcons talon touching!
(note the upper bird has a blue band on it's right leg - Ann
 checked with Tracy of the Peregrine Foundation and she thought
that it was likely to be Horton of the ICICI building, he was banded
backwards, with blue tape, in 2009)

Again the 2 Peregrine Falcons and another view of the banded bird -
in the upper right-hand corner

Other Birds:

local Red-tailed Hawk

a Ring-billed Gull with a nice snack

Canada Geese

Butterflies:
Monarch - 4 counted migrating

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawkwatchers:
Lee, Lorne, Mark, Ann, Pat & Nancy, Trudy, Carol, Hugh, Allison, Dahye, Vickie & Diana, Phil, Blaine, plus a few others today.  Thankyou everyone!

 The Gang

Weather Prediction:
Oct 12th - sunny, SW 25km/h gusting to 41km/h in the morning switching to S 25km/h and gusting to 44km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)  The morning looks very good for more Peregrines!

Unfortunately, your truely will not be at the park today due to an early afternoon Thanksgiving dinner.  The upcoming week looks very promising!

Happy Thankgiving!
Walter

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