Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 1947 54038
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 5 304
Northern Harrier 2 38 708
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 79 7109
Cooper's Hawk 1 48 332
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 305 673
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702
Red-tailed Hawk 4 2038 4416
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 27 40
American Kestrel 0 4 2085
Merlin 1 10 124
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1
Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Nicole Shangi
Observers: Michael Arthurs
Thank you to Michael for sticking out the cold with me today! It is always
Today was slightly warmer than the weekend and last week with a high of 5C.
It was very windy again from the southwest bringing a chill, but the sun
was out most of the day which was very helpful. The majority of the marsh
has frozen except for a few small areas.
Once again there were very few raptors. We had four red-tailed hawks, two
Northern harriers, a coopers hawk and a merlin. It is possible the strong
winds are discouraging raptor migration.
The waterfowl on the marsh was greatly decreased today apart from mallards,
of which there were up to 700. There are very few spots of open water and
the majority of the ducks were seen flying when flushed by bald eagles.
There were large congregations of blue herons again today with around 60. A
Wilsons snipe was flushed from the borders of the trout pond a couple times
today, giving us a nice view. Songbirds are still lacking due to the wind,
however a few did poke their heads out including cardinals, white throated
sparrows, field sparrows, song sparrows, and golden crowned kinglets.
Tomorrow there should be a bit of a reprieve from the high winds. The high
could get up to 7C, sunny, with winds from the southwest. Hopefully the
raptors take the hint to migrate!
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