Oct 24th - 3727 Raptors!!!

Wow, talk about clickbaiting!  Sorry, that's our overall total to date - lol!  Our total for today was just 20 raptors.


RMG Raptor Watch, Toronto
24 October 2017
10:20am - 2:20pm

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 20

Apparently we're not quite done with the parade of TVs (Theresa)

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 1
Pine Siskin - 4

Insects:
Monarch - 33

Hawkwatchers:
Theresa, Betty, and Berle

Weather Prediction:
Stay tuned folks as there may be a decent NW wind day coming in the next couple of weeks!!!


I know a few of you have been asking/wondering how the count has been going this year so here it is in all it's glory!...

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2516   (3rd best count in 14 years)
Osprey - 34   (14th best count in 14 years)
Bald Eagle - 64   (8th best count in 14 years)
Northern Harrier - 76   (13th best count in 14 years)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 535   (14 best count in 14 years)
Cooper's Hawk - 32   (14th best count in 14 years)
Northern Goshawk - 0   (14th best count in 14 years)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4   (14th best count in 14 years)
Broad-winged Hawk - 60   (11th best count in 14 years)
Red-tailed Hawk - 127   (14th best count in 14 years)
Rough-legged Hawk - 0   (14th best count in 14 years)
Golden Eagle - 1   (14th best count in 14 years)
American Kestrel - 217   (13th best count in 14 years)
Merlin - 22   (13th best count in 14 years)
Peregrine Falcon - 25   (14th best count in 14 years)
Unidentified Accipiter - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 8
Unidentified Falcon - 3
Unidentified Eagle - 0
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 3727   (12th best count 14 years)

Yikes!!!  Thank God for TVs and BEs!  Hopefully things will pick up a little.

See you down at the fence,
Walter

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