LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.0

Help for MOU-NET Archives

MOU-NET Archives

MOU-NET Archives


Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font


Join or Leave MOU-NET
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives

Subject:Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Shrike, Bohemian Waxwings - Cook County
From:Cameron Rutt <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Cameron Rutt <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:56:31 -0500

A seemingly ordinary roadside pull-off along the Sawbill Trail, Tofte,
today (10/17), proved to be a worthy location for a day-long survey.
At 1045, an adult Red-shouldered Hawk (RSHA) was seen joining two
Red-tailed Hawks nearby, providing some nice looks before heading
south.  This was my first run-in with this species along the North
Shore for the fall.  Not to be outdone, I also had a Northern Shrike
(flyby) and a handful of Bohemian Waxwings that cooperatively landed
in some adjacent vegetation, both personal firsts for the fall.  The
day also featured a nice Common Raven passage, with 133 in all.

Overall, the raptor migration today was pretty impressive; the two
other counters and I had a combined total of 24 Golden Eagles.  I was
fortunate enough to be positioned in the middle of a nice flight line,
which contained no less than 18 of the Golden Eagles.  In fact,
today's and yesterday's (10/16 - Round Mountain, Silvery Bay) raptor
flights have been very nice.  My two-day combined totals include ~550
raptors: 113 Bald Eagles, 33 Rough-legged Hawks, and 24 Golden Eagles.
 I understand that today was a red-letter day at Hawk Ridge, with 18
Golden Eagles of their own, I believe.  But with another batch of
Goldens still on their way - in addition to a RSHA - the very near
future would seem like an optimal time to plan a visit to Hawk Ridge.

Finch flights still have me perplexed.  To make matters worse, I've
recently had Purple Finches flying both directions.  On the 14th
(Knife River), I had 46 northbound, versus 70 heading south.  However,
on the 16th, the situation was reversed: 295 northbound, with only 38
tallied heading south. (!?)

Finally, I noted my first two Tundra Swans of the fall, yesterday, at
Silver Bay.

  Good Birding,
     Cameron Rutt
     St. Louis County

Join or Leave mou-net:

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main MOU-NET Page


CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager