Nov 11th - 10 Species Now is a Great Day! (Updated)

Well, after reviewing a number of photos sent to me (and a few to an expert) I think I'm finally ready to post the results for the day.  Not always the easy task!  My thanks to everyone who not only take the 'great' photos that I share here daily but who also take some not-so-great photos (but extremely helpful) of very high-flying or distant birds that we can use to help identify the birds to species.  Some days I don't know where we'd be without all your help.

Any day in November when you've had 10 raptor species, you've had a great day!

Today:
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 42
Golden Eagle - 2
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 61

Eagle Time (EST):
01:20pm - GE
01:25pm - GE
01:55pm - BE
02:06pm - BE

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2457
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 105
Northern Harrier - 168
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1462
Cooper's Hawk - 69
Northern Goshawk - 25 (new record count for Rosetta!)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 54
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 832
Rough-legged Hawk - 6
Golden Eagle - 10
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 86
Peregrine Falcon - 43
Total - 5887

Bald Eagle #1 (Walter)

Bald Eagle #2 (Walter)

Cooper's Hawk (Mike D)

Northern Goshawk (Mike D)

our first Golden Eagle of the day (Kris)

a second Golden Eagle being harrassed by a Peregrine Falcon (Kris)
(Birds correctly identified by Jerry Liguori - the author
of Hawks From Every Angle and Hawks At A Distance,
and co-author of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors)
(a huge thanks to Jerry for the IDs and to Ron P for emailing Jerry with the photos)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

 Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike D)

Red-tailed Hawk (Arvo)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Arvo)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike D)

Other Birds:

Common Raven (Arvo)

Butterflies:
Clouded Sulphur - 1

People:
Matt, Lee, Mike D, Dave, Rosemary, Ron & Jean, Alfred, Hugh, Kris, Bob, Arvo, Peter, Cori, Berle, Sophie, Joyce, Lynn, Bruce & Ann Falls, Trudy, Mikal and several other good folks.  Thankyou everyone for the laughs, the food and drink, and of course, the hawk spotting, photographing, and identifying!

Weather Prediction:
Mostly W wind for tomorrow.  I will likely be elsewhere tomorrow.  If you decide to go to Rosetta on Saturday and see any migrating raptors please let me know asap.  My email is: walterfisher 'at' outlook.com

Walter

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