Nov 28th - Our Best Late Season Day Ever!

When I arrived at the park today the watchers gathered had already counted 3 hawks.  Usually at this late time in the season that would be a full days worth of birds.  At one point in the morning we had 6 Red-tailed Hawks and a Red-shouldered Hawk over the park at the same time.  As the wind shifted from ENE to E the bird migration came to an end for the day.  A total of 20 raptors were counted for the day.

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 16
Total - 20

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2719  (1461)  (3306)
Osprey - 94  (110)  (211)
Bald Eagle - 70  (57)  (109)
Northern Harrier - 205  (244)  (488)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2733  (2191)  (3712)
Cooper's Hawk - 54  (95)  (127)
Northern Goshawk - 6  (18)  (24)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 41  (25)  (83)
Broad-winged Hawk - 90  (216)  (1418)
Red-tailed Hawk - 548  (757)  (1019)
Rough-legged Hawk - 4  (10)  (28)
Golden Eagle - 6  (10)  (20)
American Kestrel - 302  (561)  (719)
Merlin - 114  (72)  (130)
Peregrine Falcon - 60  (68)  (102)
Total - 7046  (5963)  (11128)

seasonal averages - 2006 thru 2014
highest seasonal totals - 2006 thru 2014

Eagle Time (EST):
10:42am - BE (adult)

male Cooper's Hawk (Lee)

Other Birds:
American Goldfinch - many groups flying east and west this morning
Loon sp. - 14 counted today

Hawkwatchers:
Kris, Phil, Peter, Arvo, Betty, Joe, Dave, Pat & Nancy, Allison, Lee, and Bruce.  Thankyou everyone!

(Betty)

Weather Prediction:
Nov 29th - mainly sunny switching to a mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon, NW 5 km/h switching to NE 5 km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)

Fingers crossed we squeeze out a few more birds tomorrow.

Walter

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