Nov 7th - 22 Birds!

Oh those Red-tails were flying high today, wow!  The Harriers flew along the bluffs and were much easier to see!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 18
Total - 22

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2712  (1461)
Osprey - 94  (110)
Bald Eagle - 69  (57)
Northern Harrier - 197  (244)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2727  (2191)
Cooper's Hawk - 50  (95)
Northern Goshawk - 5  (18)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 39  (25)
Broad-winged Hawk - 89  (216)
Red-tailed Hawk - 475  (757)
Rough-legged Hawk - 2  (10)
Golden Eagle - 6  (10)
American Kestrel - 302  (561)
Merlin - 112  (72)
Peregrine Falcon - 57  (68)
Total - 6936  (5963)

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

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 6
Fox Sparrow - 3

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 2
Monarch - 1 (at Bluffer's Park)
Sulphur sp. - 1

Hawkwatchers:
Ron & Jean, Phil, Bruce, Charlie, Peter, Norm, John, Anne, and a few others who stopped by.

Weather Prediction:
Nov 8th - mainly sunny, W 10km/h becoming W 15km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

Nov 6th - 1 More!

Thanks to a few folks gathered we have 1 more raptor for our count!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 1
Total - 1

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2712  (1461)
Osprey - 94  (110)
Bald Eagle - 69  (57)
Northern Harrier - 193  (244)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2727  (2191)
Cooper's Hawk - 50  (95)
Northern Goshawk - 5  (18)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 39  (25)
Broad-winged Hawk - 89  (216)
Red-tailed Hawk - 457  (757)
Rough-legged Hawk - 2  (10)
Golden Eagle - 6  (10)
American Kestrel - 302  (561)
Merlin - 112  (72)
Peregrine Falcon - 57  (68)
Total - 6914  (5963)

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

Hawkwatchers:
Peter, Carol, Manny, Berle, Dave, and a few others.

Weather Prediction:
Nov 7th - chance of a shower switching to a few showers in the afternoon, W 20km/h and gusting to 33km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Because we have a lack of raptor photos this week, I give you the following for your viewing pleasure...

A woman with a slice of cheese hanging outta her mouth!

See you at the park,
Walter

Nov 5th - One Bird Closer to 7000!

With today's sighting of a lone Cooper's Hawk we move one bird closer to 7000.....only 87 birds more to go!  We are also only 355 birds away from our 2nd best count ever at Rosetta.  That's amazing considering the lousy fall season wind-wise we've had.

Hawkwatchers:
Pat & Nancy, Manny, Terry, Hugh, and myself

Weather Prediction:
Nov 6th - cloudy with showers switching to mainly sunny in the afternoon, S 40km/h and gusting to 71km/h switching to W 30km/h and gusting to 60km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

Nov 4th - A New Record for the RMGRW!

Today Pat, Nancy, and Hugh were at the Watch in time to see an Osprey fly by - this is the latest date that we've ever seen an Osprey over Rosetta breaking the old record by two days!  Great sighting!!!

Hawkwatchers:
The morning shift - Hugh, Pat & Nancy, Peter.  The afternoon shift - Berle, Manfred, and myself.

Weather Prediction:
Nov 5th - a mix of sun and clouds switching to chance of a shower in the afternoon, S 15km/h switching to S 20 km/h and gusting to 30km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

Nov 3rd - 2 More!

Thanks to a few folks gathered we have 2 more raptors for our count!

Today:
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Total - 2

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 7
Orange Sulphur - 1

Hawkwatchers:
Cori, Berle, Allison, Terry, Freida, Pat & Nancy, and one or two others  Thankyou!

Weather Prediction:
Nov 4th - sunny, E 15km/h switching to S 10km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

Nov 2nd - 2 More!

Thanks to Ann we have 2 more raptors for our count!

Today:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Total - 2

Weather Prediction:
Nov 3rd - sunny, SW 10km/h switching to S 10km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

Nov 1st - 12 Birds!

Sorry everyone, just the facts tonight.  Trust me, you didn't miss much today.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Merlin - 1
Total - 12

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2712  (1461)
Osprey - 93  (110)
Bald Eagle - 69  (57)
Northern Harrier - 192  (244)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2726  (2191)
Cooper's Hawk - 48  (95)
Northern Goshawk - 5  (18)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 39  (25)
Broad-winged Hawk - 89  (216)
Red-tailed Hawk - 455  (757)
Rough-legged Hawk - 2  (10)
Golden Eagle - 6  (10)
American Kestrel - 302  (561)
Merlin - 112  (72)
Peregrine Falcon - 57  (68)
Total - 6907  (5963)

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

Hawkwatchers:
Ron, Mark, Phil, Charlie, John, Mark A, Anne, Sheree and Kevin, Lee, Cori, Lorne, Arvo, Tim, and Carol.  Thankyou everyone!

Weather Prediction:
Nov 2nd - mainly sunny, W 5km/h switching to S 10km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter