Date: 8/31/20 7:47 am From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> Subject: [birders] Non-bird: Bald Eagles over Toronto
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> From: Walter Fisher via birdnews <birdnews...>
> Date: August 30, 2020 at 10:16:51 PM EDT
> Migration has started!
> I apologize for this late post but hopefully it's still helpful for folks
> further along the path (as migrating raptors fly).
> Today, August 30th between 10:00am and 4:00pm we had scores of Bald Eagles of
> all ages fly over the Cliffcrest – Cliffside – Birchcliff area of Toronto's east
> end. Because of continuing COVID-19 pandemic issues we decided to not run our
> usual hawk watch at Rosetta McClain Gardens for this year. Instead, several of
> us are doing our own personal watches from our backyards. Here's a brief
> summary of the Bald Eagles witnessed - Near Kingston Rd & St Clair Ave 3 were
> observed. In my yard near Kingston Rd & Midland Ave I counted 17. Near
> Kingston Rd & Birchmount Rd 13 were observed. And, near Kingston Rd & Warden
> Ave 9 were counted. We were all in contact with one another via text and email
> and most of the birds were not seen/counted from one watch to the next. Almost
> all of my eagles were moving away from the lake and heading directly west over
> the city. Many other raptor species were observed across the area as well.
> Good hawk watching,
> Walter Fisher
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