Mt. Pete Hawkwatch, 11/14/20

Yesterday was my final day of the year at Mount Peter Hawkwatch, it’s amazing how quickly the season goes by. It was a cool crisp day with a cold WNW wind. It was sunny but with enough clouds in the morning to help find birds. I finished the season on an up note, with a decent day consisting of 72 migrating raptors. Highlights included four Bald Eagles moving through; two adults and two immatures. Also noteworthy was 21 Red-tailed Hawk and seven Red-shouldered hawks; 2 adults and 5 immatures.

~A Black Vulture checks me out as it flies over the platform. Mount Peter Hawkwatch, 11/14/20.~
~Dark-eyed Junco at Mount Pete, 11/07/20.~
~Cooper’s Hawk at Mount Pete, 11/14/20.~
~Not at Mount Peter – Turkey Vulture in my backyard, 11/04/20.~
~Also not at Mount Pete – a Ring-necked Pheasant I photographed a couple weeks ago.~