Oct 26th - 3 More Bald Eagles!

After reading Jean Iron's report for the Cranberry Marsh Hawkwatch in Whitby, I can confidently say that the wind was just not strong enough to keep the birds flying along the shoreline of the lake today.  They had 522 raptors in 6.5 hours and we had 54 raptors in 9 hours!!!  Hopefully some of Jean's birds got held up somewhere in-between the two watches and we'll see them come over Rosetta on Friday, our next good day.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 17
Bald Eagle - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 32
Total - 54

Eagle Time (DST):
11:49am - BE
12:24pm - BEx2

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2388
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 102
Northern Harrier - 157
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1443
Cooper's Hawk - 60
Northern Goshawk - 10
Red-shouldered Hawk - 50
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 605
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Golden Eagle - 5
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 83
Peregrine Falcon - 42
Total - 5518

another high-flyin' Bald Eagle (Terry)

Red-tailed Hawk (Terry)

 another dark-marked 'Northern' Red-tailed Hawk (Terry)

Other Birds:
Black-capped Chickadee - lots of small groups moving through
Duck sp. - 1 flyover
Loon sp. - 1 flyover

Northern Cardinal (Terry)

Hermit Thrush (Lee)

Mammals:
American Red Fox

Oh my, so beautiful! (Lee)

Not sure but I think the fox was looking to
mate with Lee's hair!  (Walter)

People:
Matt, Steve, Sophie, Manny, Berle, Terry, Peter, Carol, Hugh, Vickie, Diana, Lee, and Allison.  Great day despite the lack of birds, thankyou.

Weather Prediction:
Rain for tomorrow!

See you Friday,
Walter

1 comment:

Daniel LaFrance said...

Fox 🐺 and Lee's hair... lol 😂