Nov 25th - Over the Weekend

It appears at present that we'll have some 'light' NW winds over the weekend so I'll be down at the park to try and squeeze out a few more birds before it's all over.

See you there,
Walter

Nov 22nd - 14 More Raptors!

Today:
Bald Eagle - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 8
Total - 14

Eagle Time (EST):
01:21pm - BEx2

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2457
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 108
Northern Harrier - 168
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1467
Cooper's Hawk - 70
Northern Goshawk - 28
Red-shouldered Hawk - 54
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 842
Rough-legged Hawk - 6
Golden Eagle - 11
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 87
Peregrine Falcon - 44
Total - 5912

Four excellent photos of our 28th Northern Goshawk of the season.  This bird sets our new record 'year' count at 28 and our new record 'month' count at 16!

(Arvo)
(Matt)
(Arvo)
 
 (Kris)

 
the first of 2 Bald Eagles (Matt)

 another beautifully marked Red-tailed Hawk (Matt)

People:
Ron, Matt, Betty, Trudy, Bruce, MC, Kris, Dave, Arvo, Mark, Hugh, Lynn, Allison, Diana, and a few others who stopped by.  Thankyou everyone for another fun day of hawk-watching!

Weather Prediction:
Light N and NE until 3pm or so and not quite as cold.  Maybe, just maybe a couple of birds will fly our way.

Walter

Nov 21st - The Past Two Days

Thanks to everyone who has braved the elements the past two days and reported their sightings to me.  I was present on both days (for as long as I could stand the cold) but only saw a lone 'countable' Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Other birders were rewarded with a little more excitement.  This current blast of cold air sure makes up for those days back in August and September when it was 40+ degrees out...and no wind at all!  We certainly do experience the extremes while enjoying the migration of raptors.

Sunday:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Goshawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Golden Eagle - 1

Eagle Time (EST):
12:00pm - BE
03:25pm - GE

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2457
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 106
Northern Harrier - 168
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1464
Cooper's Hawk - 70
Northern Goshawk - 27
Red-shouldered Hawk - 54
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 834
Rough-legged Hawk - 6
Golden Eagle - 11
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 87
Peregrine Falcon - 44
Total - 5898

a nice low-flying Bald Eagle (Arvo)

Weather Prediction:
The wind continues to blow from the NW on Tuesday but not near as strong as it has been these past two days.  We should see more of the sun as well.  Hopefully this will result in a bunch more raptors flying over the park.....well, a few more anyway, it is getting late!

See you there!
Walter