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Wednesday, August 16, 2017  
Posted by: Danielle and Lara

Greetings! Today was a stellar day out on Hawk Hill. It was sunny and 65 degrees, not a complaint was heard! Quite a stark contrast from the cold, windy foggy Monday and Tuesday.

Besides breaking the potential record for the most birds seen so early in the season (147!!), here are some of our day's highlights:

--Tim and Christina saw a bald eagle
--We spotted a GGRO recently color banded juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.
--Humpback whale party under the Golden Gate Bridge!

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day! Go Wednesday 1!

Feeling blessed,
Lara and Danielle



Total Sightings: 147
Hours Counted: 4.8
HPH: 30.64
Total Species: 7

Species Counts:
Turkey Vulture: 49
Osprey: 2
Bald Eagle: 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
Cooper's Hawk: 8
Red-tailed Hawk: 80
American Kestrel: 4

Unidentified...
Buteo: 2

Data have not been entirely checked — contact Step Wilson at swilson@parksconservancy.org for final results and for permission to use.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  
Posted by: Ashley Santiago

The Tuesday 1 Team was thrilled to be reunited for the season and welcomed their new members enthusiastically! Hawk Hill was ominously shrouded in fog, so the team moved to the annex. Two adult Red-tailed Hawks were immediately scoped out perched directly in front of the lookout. Some suspected that the two might be a local mated pair. The fog persisted and both the Redtails and the Hawkwatchers left the hill. Stay tuned, Folks!

Total Sightings: 0
Hours Counted: 0
HPH: 0
Total Species: 0

Data have not been entirely checked — contact Step Wilson at swilson@parksconservancy.org for final results and for permission to use.

Monday, August 14, 2017  
Posted by: Kaitlin McGee and Danielle Husband

It was a bittersweeet start to the season as we remembered Lewis Cooper, the long-time dayleader of the Monday 1 hawkwatch team. We watched a short memorial video of Lewis's life and shared stories from over the years. Thank you to Jim H. and Tim B. for coming to remember this great hawkwatcher and celebrate his contribution to the GGRO and beyond.

Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the Hill today due to pesky fog but we braved Conzelman Rd. and fought for a parking spot at the annex. From this view point, we spotted a few redtails and turkey vultures. We hope the sun will shine on the Hill by next Monday 1, but for our fellow hawkwatchers later this week, we hope sooner!

We would like to end this blog post and start the season with a Lewis Cooper original haiku titled "Red-tailed Hawk." To see Lewis orate his haikus on video, please visit this link: https://vimeo.com/37234971

Through the gate, soft blown fog cloaks the Bay.
Against the wind she hangs.
Waiting.

Total Sightings: 0
Hours Counted: 0
HPH: 0
Total Species: 0

Data have not been entirely checked — contact Step Wilson at swilson@parksconservancy.org for final results and for permission to use.


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