Oct 17th - Another Fabulous Day!

Well, everything fell into place for another fabulous day of raptor migration over Rosetta.  We ended up seeing 12 out of the usually 15 species that migrate along the north shore of Lake Ontario.  I'd like to thank everyone for coming out, spotting, identifying, and counting the birds - there were lots of them!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1134
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 6
Northern Harrier - 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 129
Cooper's Hawk - 6
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 9
Red-tailed Hawk - 130
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 5
Peregrine Falcon - 5
Total - 1445

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2626
Osprey - 92
Bald Eagle - 64
Northern Harrier - 171
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2515
Cooper's Hawk - 31
Northern Goshawk - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk - 12
Broad-winged Hawk - 89
Red-tailed Hawk - 176
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 298
Merlin - 99
Peregrine Falcon - 56
Total - 6234

Eagle Time (DST):
11:00am - UE (not counted)
11:48am - BE
01:00pm - BE
01:40pm - BEx2
01:52pm - BE
02:20pm - BE

an 'ID' shot of a Northern Goshawk (Mike)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike)

 Merlin (Mike)

a very low flying Bald Eagle (Mike)

 

 various Red-tailed Hawks (Mike)

 Turkey Vulture, bird of the day! (Mike)



kettling Turkey Vultures (Arvo)

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 2
Fox Sparrow - at least 3 seen in the park

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 1
Monarch - 3 counted

Mammals:
Eastern Cottontail - 1

Hawkwatchers:
Bruce M, Mike, Mark, Betty, Justin, Ron, Phil, Gunnar, Norm, Irv, Charlie, Hugh, Trudy, Bruce F & Madi and kids, Dave S, Pat & Nancy, Dave W, Bruce & Ann Falls, John, Noah, Eleanor, Sheldon, Ann, Arvo, Anne, and several others.  Thankyou everyone!

Just some of today's crowd (Pat)

Weather Prediction:
Oct 18th - snow-rain showers switching to a mix of sun and clouds, N 10km/h switching to NW 15km/h and gusting to 33km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Hope to see you at the park,
Walter

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