Hawkwatch, 16 September 2016

East winds made for a high-flying day for most raptors. Despite the conditions we still had great views of low-flying raptors too! Our second Red-shouldered Hawk of the season took place today as did numerous Bald Eagles passing through.  Mid-day visitors were treated to the spectacle of a Bald Eagle pursuing an Osprey in hopes of a meal. After several minutes of zig-zaggin the Osprey dropped the fish and the Bald Eagle had a meal to go! It was a great day to be out hawkwatching.

Immature Turkey Vulture. Adults have red heads while young have gray heads.

One of the Monarchs seen flying past the platform today was tagged!

Osprey releasing its fish to the Bald Eagle.

Today's totals.

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