Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Start of the season

The spring 2009 hawk watch season kicked off Sunday with just three raptors that were counted as migrants. As a warming trend set in, Monday was a little better with 13 raptors, and today - Tuesday - was better still, with 21 raptors representing 6 species. Best was a subadult Golden Eagle, an immature female Northern Goshawk, and adult male Gos, and thirteen Bald Eagles, all adults. Interesting non-raptors today included 3 Evening Grosbeaks, a Hoary Redpoll in the Common Redpoll flock at the feeders, 7 Bohemian Waxwings, and a female Eastern Bluebird.

This is one of the Common Redpolls at the feeders in back of the Gift Shop.

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