Thursday, November 08, 2007

Raptor contest with a prize

Do you know all the species that appear on these clickers at the Cape May hawkwatch platform? Can you surmise which species's clicker is missing from the hook on the far right?

The first person with all the correct species will receive a Raptors 2008 calendar from National Audubon Society.

This fall's head hawkwatch counter in Cape May is Jessie Barry, who reviews books for WildBird's Book Nook department. Congrats, Jessie!



Blogger Chet said...

Peregrine Falcon?

November 08, 2007 1:10 PM  
Blogger Chet said...

Guess I should have read the entire question!!

Coopers Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, and then I'm guessing Peregrine.

November 08, 2007 2:45 PM  
Blogger brdpics said...

So on the counter I'm seeing Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Harrier, Osprey, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, and Bald Eagle.

Hanging from the hooks I see Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, and Merlin.

I don't see Sharp-shinned Hawk or Peregrine Falcon clickers. I don't know how they organize their clickers, but it doesn't seem to be by families, presumably to avoid mis-clicking a similar bird? So I'd guess the Sharp-shinned Hawk clicker is kept away from the Cooper's Hawk clicker, and is the one missing from the hook.

(Well, I'll also guess that since cogresha already guessed the Peregrine clicker.)

November 08, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Cogresha: Congrats on answering the second question first and correctly! Send your snail-mail address to ahooper AT bowtieinc DOT com.

Bill, would you like a Birding Trails calendar?

November 09, 2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger Chet said...


November 10, 2007 9:24 AM  

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