Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 1 1947 54038
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 5 304
Northern Harrier 2 36 706
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 79 7109
Cooper's Hawk 0 47 331
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 305 673
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702
Red-tailed Hawk 5 2034 4412
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 27 40
American Kestrel 0 4 2085
Merlin 0 9 123
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: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Hugh Kent
Observers: Liz Kent
Two hardy visitors ventured to the top of the tower and were interested in
the raptors and birds seen on the marsh.
Another bleak day on the Tower. Overcast, strong wind generally from the
west, temperature around -4c. However, the marsh looked picturesque with
snow having fallen overnight onto the frozen surface. Not many stretches of
open water left.
Not a lot, Red-tailed Hawks (5) again led the pack, with two Northern
Harriers and a lonely Turkey Vulture.
Fewer ducks as they were keeping to the diminishing areas of open water.
Mallard (370) again the most numerous, followed by Green-winged Teal (80)
and a smattering of the other dabbling ducks. A big siege of Great Blue
Herons (52) were sheltering from the wind along the tree belt next to the
marsh to the west, accompanied by four Sandhill Cranes. It was nice to see
Wilson's Snipe (5) flying around the marsh and settling near the Herons,
and we again had a good number of Hooded Merganser (10) on the Trout Pond.
The small birds were hiding apart from passing flocks of Red-winged
Blackbird (128), Horned Lark (42) and American Goldfinch (49). The list is
The temperature is forecast to be at 5c by the afternoon. However, the wind
remains strong from the southwest. Mostly overcast but there may be sunny
intervals. Hopefully we will see more raptors with the day becoming warmer
than the last few.
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