Hawk banding was surprisingly good especially on several days with strong northwest winds. November 11th and 12th provided 16 raptors of the 24 captured during the period. Although few non-eagles were seen on the count or observed at the banding station, a high percentages of those seen were captured. The breakdown is as follows: 15 Northern Goshawk (7 ASY, 3 SY and 5 HY), 6 Red-tailed Hawk and 3 Rough-legged Hawk. Highlights were 2 adult light rough-legs (male and female) on the 11th and a return goshawk that was banded as an after-second year on November 19, 2005, at Hawk Ridge (hatch in 2003 or earlier) making it at least 10 years old!!!
Hawk Ridge Banding Director
|ASY male Goshawk, image by Miranda Durbin|
|ASY (male & female) Goshawk, image by Frank Nicoletti|
|ASY male Rough-legged Hawk, image by Miranda Durbin|
|ASY female Rough-legged Hawk, image by Miranda Durbin|
|Northern Shrike, image by Miranda Durbin|