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10/12/11 – Excellent day!

October 13, 2011

By Rafael A. Gálvez

We had no internet last night at the lab, so here I post a condensed version of 10/12/11.

We had another excellent day at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch.

Our total of 870 birds included:

Osprey – 60
Northern Harrier – 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 150
Cooper’s Hawk – 24
Short-tailed Hawk -2
Broad-winged Hawk – 172
Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
Swainson’s Hawk – 2
American Kestrel – 121
Merlin – 15
Peregrine Falcon – 245

Other non-migratory raptor species:
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture

Eyes on the skies:
Mary Butterfield, Karen Riedle, Bob Stalnaker, Rafael Galvez, and Dave, Jen and Gabe Cenker. Visitors included Raquel and Jim Sease.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Melode Gorman permalink
    October 13, 2011 10:52 am

    Thank you so much for all you do. We are Karen’s 2nd grade class that she volunteers for and we are following her travels. She took Flat Stanley with her to take photos of him watching and counting the hawks. She and Stanley will report back to us on Friday. Please say “Hi” to her for us. Thanks, Melode Gorman

    • October 13, 2011 11:21 pm

      It was such a great pleasure to have Karen – and Mary – join our team during the last days at the hawkwatch. She did such a great job at spotting the birds, and keeping the enthusiasm high. We also got to meet Flat Stanley, who was also present at the hawkwatch. We are looking forward getting some photos of Flat Stanley that we may be able to share with folks though our blog. Thank you for keeping track of us. Take care!!!

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