Nov 3rd - 85 Raptors, 6 Eagles! (updated)

- One of our Sharp-shinned Hawks turned out to be a Cooper's Hawk.  Thank you Ron!

- Another eagle was added to our overall count for today.  It was seen and photographed by Tim R at 4:48pm after Matt and I left.  Thank you Tim!


Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch, Toronto
3 November 2017
8:30am - 5:00pm

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 5
Bald Eagle - 4
Northern Harrier - 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 32
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 22
Golden Eagle - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Unidentified Accipiter - 1
Unidentified Buteo - 2
Total - 85

Eagle Time (DST):
12:28pm - BE juv.
02:03pm - BE juv.
03:14pm - GE ad.
04:28pm - GE juv.
04:34pm - BE juv.
04:48pm - BE juv.

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2672
Osprey - 34
Bald Eagle - 70
Northern Harrier - 88
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 611
Cooper's Hawk - 37
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 9
Broad-winged Hawk - 60
Red-tailed Hawk - 179
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Golden Eagle - 4
American Kestrel - 223
Merlin - 31
Peregrine Falcon - 29
Unidentified Accipiter - 2
Unidentified Buteo - 13
Unidentified Falcon - 5
Unidentified Eagle - 0
Unidentified Raptor - 5
Total - 4075

a juvenile Cooper's Hawk (Mike)

a curious adult 'Sharpie' (Mike)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike)

a young Red-tailed Hawk (Mike)

another beautiful shot of same (Mike)

Northern Harrier (Mike)

a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk (Mike)

another lovely 'Shoulder' (Mike)

Turkey Vulture (Matt)

our local Red-tailed Hawk enjoying the view (Matt)

our '12:30' Bald Eagle (Matt)

 this beauty flew over at 2:03pm (Matt)

at 3:14pm this adult Golden Eagle flew overhead (Matt)

this beautiful young 'Golden' was spotted by new hawk watcher
Ella at 4:28pm as Matt and I were packing up (Matt)

this juvenile 'Baldie' was spotted by Tim at 4:34pm (Matt)
He also spotted another young BE along the same flight path
out over the lake at 4:48pm.

Other Birds:
Common Loon (18), American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Cedar Waxwing, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Black-capped Chickadee, White-throated Sparrow, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird (62), Double-crested Cormorant, American Crow (42), American Goldfinch, Hermit Thrush, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin (33), House Finch, Winter Wren, Carolina Wren, Palm Warbler, House Sparrow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Greater Yellowlegs, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a pair of high-flying white geese that after photographic review and much debate by several expert birders will be recorded as Ross's/Ross's x Snow Goose hybrid (Chen sp.)  Because of their height in the sky, photographs were just a little too grainy to make a 100% positive identification.  Pure Snow Goose was ruled based on overall jizz, neck length, and head size.

Chen sp. - Ross's/Ross's x Snow Goose hybrid (Mike)

Chen sp. - Ross's/Ross's x Snow Goose hybrid (Matt)

Insects:
Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 3
Monarch - 12
Painted Lady - 2
Red Admiral - 1
also a pos. Common Buckeye sighting.

Dragonflies:
Green Darner - 3

Hawkwatchers:
Theresa, Noam, Kris, Nolan, Matt, Owen, Allison, Hugh, Ron, Lee, Sheldon, Eleanor, Manny, Mike, Carole, Brian, Norm, Walter, Arvo, Peter, Murray, Betty, Berle, Ruth, Rosemary, Bruce, Bruce and Ann Falls, Ella, and Tim.  Sorry if we've missed anyone.  Thank you everyone for another grand day of raptor watching at Rosetta.  Your help and friendship is very much appreciated.

Weather Prediction:
At the time of writing, Saturday is looking to have E wind all day.

See you again soon,
Walter

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