Nov 10th - 56 Raptors, 3 Goldens, 1 Goshawk!!!

Brrrr!!!  Holy crap was it cold at the park today!!!  We did it tho, we hung in there til 4:30pm...at least the crazy ones did!  I paid for it tonight tho, when I got home I had a hot bowl of soup and a Tennessee coffee and then went off to la-la land for the next 5 and half hours!  I'm ready to do it all over again now - lol!  Thank you everyone for coming out and enjoying the weather and the birds today.  As I predicted, it was a 'fantastic' day!

Frozetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch, Toronto
10 November 2017
07:30am - 04:30pm

Raptors:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Northern Harrier - 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 7
Red-tailed Hawk - 36
Golden Eagle - 3
Total - 56

Eagle Time (EST):
09:56am - GE (juv.)
11:40am - GE x2 (ad., juv.)

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2677
Osprey - 34
Bald Eagle - 73
Northern Harrier - 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 624
Cooper's Hawk - 38
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 22
Broad-winged Hawk - 60
Red-tailed Hawk - 244
Rough-legged Hawk - 4
Golden Eagle - 7
American Kestrel - 223
Merlin - 31
Peregrine Falcon - 30
Unidentified Accipiter - 2
Unidentified Buteo - 13
Unidentified Falcon - 5
Unidentified Eagle - 0
Unidentified Raptor - 7
Total - 4195

Oh my, this is a beauty! (Mike)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike)

a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk (Mike)

Red-tailed Hawk (Mike)

a lightly marked Red-tailed Hawk (Mike)

The moment everyone warmed up!  Two
Golden Eagles at once! (Mike)

same pair of GEs (Matt) 


 a gorgeous adult Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike)

Another 'Grey Ghost' (adult male Northern Harrier) passing low and fast! (Mike)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Matt)

Other Birds:
Common Loon (27), Rusty Blackbird (300+), American Pipit, Eastern Bluebird, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Trumpeter Swan, and Great Blue Heron were some of the highlights.

just one of likely 100 American Crows that flew over today (Paul)

Mallards flying overhead (Matt)

Hawkwatchers:
Kris, Nolan, Owen, Noam, Paul, Allison, Matt, Trudy, Dave, Mike, Ron, Betty, Manny, Jean, Blaine, Lynn, Liz, Carole, Brian, and a few others who braved the cold.  Thank you everyone for your 'warm' friendship and help spotting, identifying, and photographing the birds.

Nolan brought the ultimate in winter birding accessories! (Walter)

Weather Prediction:
At the time of writing, Tuesday is looking like our next decent day.

Walter

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