Oct 26th - 225 raptors, both eagles!

A huge thank you to the 16 volunteers who helped us count raptors from all heights and angles as well as counting many flocks of early morning passerines.  Though the numbers weren't as high as hoped we had 211 raptors from 11 species.  (Theresa)

Dave, Lee, and one or two others stayed after Theresa and everyone else left and added another 14 birds to the count.

Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch, Toronto
26 October 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 142
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 36
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 26
Rough-legged Hawk - 2
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 5
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 3
Unidentified Raptor - 3
Total - 225

 immature Golden Eagle (Kris)

Eagle Time DST:
12:44pm - GE (immature)
02:32pm - BE (adult)

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2660
Osprey - 34
Bald Eagle - 65
Northern Harrier - 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 574
Cooper's Hawk - 33
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 5
Broad-winged Hawk - 60
Red-tailed Hawk - 154
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 223
Merlin - 23
Peregrine Falcon - 26
Unidentified Accipiter - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 11
Unidentified Falcon - 3
Unidentified Eagle - 0
Unidentified Raptor - 5
Total - 3961

Other Birds:
Flying overhead:
Red-winged Blackbirds (2500+), American Robins (250), Eastern Bluebirds (200 or more), Blue Jays (100+), Golden-crowned Kinglet (65, many landing in the park), Cedar Waxwings (25), Common Loons (12), American Crows (10)

On the lake:
Red-breasted Mergansers (525+)

In the park:
Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, American Goldfinches, Brown Creepers (2), Carolina Wren (singing), Hermit Thrush (atleast 1), plus all the usual suspects.

Insects:
Monarch - 71
Painted Lady - 9

Hawkwatchers:
Joyce, Berle, Sonja, Kris, Ron, Nolan, Theresa, Sheldon, Bruce, Norm, Jessie, Betty, Dave, Carole, Brian, Joe, Rosemary, Terry, Lee, Blaine, and several newcomers.  Thank you all.  (Theresa)

Walter

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