Nov 8th - Not Too Bad!

My thanks to the folks that gathered along the bluffs to watch and count hawks today and to Bruce and Hugh for sending me the reports of what happened.  Unfortunately an early morning walk out on the Leslie Street Spit pretty much finished me off for the rest of the morning and early afternoon and I couldn't make it to the park.  Phil and I did see the reported Barrow's Goldeneye duck today, a life bird for Phil and a record setter for me!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 7
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 19
Rough-legged Hawk - 2 (1 light, 1 dark morph)
Total - 32

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2719  (1461)
Osprey - 94  (110)
Bald Eagle - 69  (57)
Northern Harrier - 199  (244)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2728  (2191)
Cooper's Hawk - 50  (95)
Northern Goshawk - 5  (18)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 39  (25)
Broad-winged Hawk - 89  (216)
Red-tailed Hawk - 494  (757)
Rough-legged Hawk - 4  (10)
Golden Eagle - 6  (10)
American Kestrel - 302  (561)
Merlin - 112  (72)
Peregrine Falcon - 57  (68)
Total - 6967  (5963)

The numbers in red are our seasonal averages - 2006 thru 2014.

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 1

Hawkwatchers:
Bruce, Hugh, Cori, Pat & Nancy, Mark, Charlie, John, Norm, Bruce & Ann Falls, plus a few others.  Thankyou!!!

Weather Prediction:
Nov 9th - sunny, SW 10km/h switching to E 10km/h.

Walter

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