Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sharpies marching on

A gray and rather uneventful day on the hawk platform today, with sparse sightings here and there of the less numerous species such as Golden Eagle (1), Northern Goshawk (2), Red-shouldered Hawk (1) and Merlin (1), and despite it all a decent flight of Sharp-shinned Hawks. Overall count reached 462 today, the vast majority of them (409) being sharpies. The photo of the bird pictured above was taken today, a sharpie shrugging its shoulders as if to say "hey - we're here now..."

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