Date: 11/7/17 2:53 pm
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2 Golden Eagles -- Blueberry Hill, Granville
Two juvenile golden eagles, flying together, passed my old hawkwatch site this afternoon. A gray ghost (male harrier) also contributed to making it a red-letter day. There was a small, but not insignificant, late flight of buteos and accipiters as well.

Full eBird report is below.

John Weeks

Blueberry Hill, Hampden County, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2017 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: A first for Blueberry Hill: two juvenile Golden Eagles, moving south together. The gray ghost (male Harrier) made it a trifecta. Observers: Dick Haas and John Weeks.
23 species

Canada Goose 2
Common Merganser 5
Common Loon 1
Black Vulture 1 Seen well. In two groups, made up of two birds and four birds, respectively. We see BLVU here regularly.
Turkey Vulture 3 Seen well. These three seemed uninterested in going south; they loitered in the area.
Golden Eagle 2 Two juvenile Golden Eagles, flying together, and seen quite well. Tail pattern, white patches at base of primaries, small head, slight dihedral posture of wings (with upturned tips) -- all characters tally. The two moved southward slowly and circled several times, affording us many good views. GOEA are regular, though very uncommon, fall visitors to the site.
Northern Harrier 1 Flew directly overhead.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper's Hawk 4 Seen well. This appears to be the tail-end of the accipiter migration, a couple of weeks later than usual.
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 15 Seen well (through telescope). Other sites (notably Quaker Ridge in Greenwich, CT) are also reporting late flights with numerous birds.
Red-tailed Hawk 26
Barred Owl 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 12

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