Nov 6th - 55 Raptors, 1 Eagle

Maybe not quite the day everyone was hoping for but maybe the day it was suppose to be, given the fact we're now in to November.  Having said that, I'm not sure where all the Red-tailed Hawks and Northern Goshawks are!!!  A juvenile Bald Eagle late in the day flew by real close and then did a circle right beside us over the bluffs no higher than tree-top level - it was amazing!!!

Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch, Toronto
06 November 2017
08:00am - 04:30pm

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 10
Red-shouldered Hawk - 5
Red-tailed Hawk - 25
Rough-legged Hawk - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Unidentified Raptor - 2
Total - 55

Eagle Time (EST):
03:42pm - BE (juv.)




Well worth the wait today, a juvenile Bald Eagle passing
and circling very close to us (Matt)

The next 9 photos are all of Red-shouldered Hawks...

(Mike)

(Matt)

(Ann)

(Mike)

(Mike)

(Mike)

(Ann)

(Matt)

(Ann)

a local Cooper's Hawk (Mike)

a juvenile Turkey Vulture in molt (Mike)
Notice the new feathers growing-in on the wingtips

a 'Grey Ghost' male Northern Harrier (Mike)

a nice capture of the upper 'grey' side of the wing (Matt)

Red-tailed Hawk (Matt)

a lightly marked Red-tailed Hawk (Matt)

Red-tailed Hawk (Ann)

a juvenile Peregrine Falcon (Mike)

Other Birds:
Common Loon (6), Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, American Robin, Blue Jay, Pine Siskin, Long-tailed Duck, European Starling, Rock Pigeon, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch, Eastern Bluebird (43), Canada Goose, Cackling Goose, Rusty Blackbird, Merlin (local), Cooper's Hawk (local), Red-tailed Hawk (local), Ring-billed Gull, American Crow (53), Dark-eyed Junco, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-capped Chickadee, and a possible Red-throated Loon.

Pine Siskins (Mike)

Eastern Bluebirds (Ann)

Canada Geese (Matt)

Fleecy Owl (Matt)

Insects:
Monarch - 2

Hawkwatchers:
Theresa, Nolan, Walter, Allison, Ann, Margaret, Matt, Ron, Berle, Dianne, Manny, Peter, Dave, Betty, Pat and Nancy, Mike, Lee, Hugh, Bruce Falls and Kathryn, Carole and Brian, and several others!  Sorry we missed your names.

Just some of today's watchers (Ann)

So many leaves yet to fall (Ann)

The colours were gorgeous! (Ann)

Weather Prediction:
At the time of writing the Weather Network is calling for light winds tomorrow from all points on the dial except east.  A 'pick your direction' kinda day!  I'll check again in the morning for a more promising wind forecast before deciding whether or not I'll be at the park.

Walter

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