Raptor Report from 011111

Dk-0111-nh2Mike Girone reports:

I birded Disposal Rd. with a few regulars near the AmVets Carillon this afternoon from around 2 – 4:30 p.m. No Rough-legs, but plenty of activity from the feathered regulars:

   At least 3 Red-tailed Hawks

   4-5 Northern Harriers (including a Gray Ghost that caught a sparrow on the edge of the landfill by the retention pond)
   Adult male American Kestrel that briefly perched in a tree next to the retention pond

   At least 1 adult Red-shouldered Hawk perching in various trees on both landfills along the road throughout the afternoon (could easily have been 2 different birds though)

   Adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk late in the day that hung around the vicinity, and almost caught a sparrow next to the retention pond as I was walking back to my car.

   There was also a Ring-necked Pheasant that we briefly saw coming in for a landing on top of the landfill behind the retention pond. Finally got to see one of these!
Thanks, Mike!


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