The Oak leaf moves in for the kill!
Golden Eagle as it soars away in the thermal it was riding....the white patches on the base of the flight feathers show nicely, while bird on the 29th had very limited white wing patches.
Golden Eagle over Mt. Watatic.....if only they all "showed" so nicely.
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 7
Red-tailed Hawk 49
Golden Eagle 1 juvenile
Brant a flock of 70 headed south
White-winged Crossbill 1 ---heard well as I was leaving, it called from in the spruces (lacking a good cone crop this year) and then i heard it as it moved on south. Perhpas this is a prelude of more to come?