Hung out on Disposal Rd. for much of [Wednesday] afternoon, and the raptors put on a classic show!
3 Bald Eagles were spotted from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (#1: possible 4th year bird; #2: 2nd or 3rd year bird; #3: 4th year/near-adult). All were soaring northbound.
Up to 3 Red-tailed Hawks were visible at once.
At least 3 Northern Harriers patrolling the edges of the landfill (including 1 Gray Ghost, photo above).
A light-morph Rough-leg was frequently seen hover-hunting the area from 2:45 to 4:10 p.m. (the 2nd Bald Eagle of the afternoon was soaring by during one of the Rough-leg's hunting displays).
A Peregrine Falcon (possibly a juvenile) flew in from the east, following the Saw Mill power lines, then along Disposal Rd. heading west. Lost it behind the trees, but it did briefly soar out beyond the retention pond, looked to be hunting.
And not to be out-done, up to 5 Ring-necked Pheasants were seen foraging on the side of the landfill (mainly males, 1 female was seen).