RMERF counts September 21

Thursday, September 21 (Caroline Lambert) NO OBSERVATION Wet snow and rain fell all day and the mountains were completely obscured by low cloud. Caroline did visit the site a couple of times during the day in the hope that conditions would improve. They didn’t but she did record a number of songbirds including 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Wilson’s Warbler, 15 Dark-eyed Juncos and 3 Lincoln’s Sparrows.

0 hours (11) TOTAL 0 (0)

 

Vicki Ridge (Peter Sherrington) 0900-1100 The temperature rose from 3C to 4C, it was calm or E 3-5 km/h and cloud cover was 100% stratus that lowered to cover the ridge and brought rain at 1100. Rain and wet snow fell for the rest of the day. The only raptor seen was an adult Cooper’s Hawk at 0905 that unsuccessfully hunted a flock of 50 American Robins and perched for a couple of minutes before gliding off to the SE.

2 hours (10) COHA 1 (4) TOTAL 1 (39)

 

Steeples (Vance Mattson) NO OBSERVATION It was heavily overcast that shrouded the ridges all day.

 

MOUNT LORETTE SUMMARY COUNT (September 20 to November 15)

 

DAYS 1

HOURS 11

TURKEY VULTURE (TUVU)

OSPREY (OSPR)

BALD EAGLE (BAEA)

NORTHERN HARRIER (NOHA)

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK (SSHA)

COOPER’S HAWK (COHA)

NORTHERN GOSHAWK (NOGO)

Accipiter sp. (UA)

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (BWHA)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (SWHA)

RED-TAILED HAWK (RTHA)

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (FEHA)

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (RLHA)

Buteo sp. (UB)

GOLDEN EAGLE (GOEA)

Eagle sp. (UE)

AMERICAN KESTREL (AMKE)

MERLIN (MERL)

GYRFALCON (GYRF)

PEREGRINE FALCON (PEFA)

PRAIRIE FALCON (PRFA)

Falco sp. (UF)

Unidentified Raptor (UU)

 

TOTAL 0