Date: 2/7/18 7:53 pm From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> Subject: [COBOL] Bend - Alfalfa Raptor Survey
Today, I did the ECAS Bend-Alfalfa Raptor Survey under clear skies, 5 - 10 mph winds and temperatures between 43 and 64 degrees F. The count was an above average 92 with lots of red-tails. One of the trip highlights besides being out there was observing the Deschutes Co. Landfill white Raven. The lutistic bird is mostly a gray/buff color with a black bill. It landed across the road from me so I was able to get a pretty good photo. If anyone wants to see it, let me know.
Raptors Counted. Red-tailed Hawk 69 American Kestrel 12 Bald eagle 2A Prairie Falcon 6 Cooper's Hawk 3