Date: 9/22/18 7:56 pm
From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Raptor Survey
It was opening day for East Cacades Audubon Society's Green Ridge Raptor
Survey with a modest 88 birds. On this overcast first day of fall it
stayed in the low 50's with steady winds from the west.

9 Bald Eagle
1 Northern Harrier
26 Sharp Shinned Hawk
13 Cooper's Hawk
1 Northern Goshawk
23 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Merlin
1 Prairie Falcon. (Last bird of the day spotted by Peter while packing
up.)
1 Unid. Accipiter
1 Unid. Buteo
1 Unid. Raptor
10 Turkey Vultures (All in the last hour to pump up our numbers.)

A pair of Golden Eagles teased us all day by hunting the burned slope but
never went south. The morning saw a flock of 300 south bond White Fronts
followed by another 150 and 200 more at 5:00. Lead observer Peter was
assisted today by Kim, Mary Ann, Chuck, Tom, Collen and Bindy with a very
nice visit from 5 folks from Portland. Sunny skies and more birds are
predicted for Sunday.

David

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