Sept 2nd Another Nice Day=A Poor Raptor Count

Today was very slow so we packed it in by 1pmEDT(2pm on your watch). Walter,Bill,Murray and myself managed 8 raptors. All were low today which was nice. A local Coopers Hawk and 2 Sharpshinned Hawks made a few passes of the park. Our final count consisted of:
1-Osprey
1-Northern Harrier
4-Sharpshinned Hawks
1-American Kestrel
1-Merlin
This brings our total this season to 267. Keep an eye on the weather,the predictions for the winds keep changing. A warning,often the Canadian International Airshow holds up migration through Toronto. The birds dont like all those noisy fast moving planes and avoid the city. The show starts at 12:30pm or 1pm. We expect to see a number of the planes from Rosetta McClain Gardends in the coming days. We saw one bi-plane fly by today,which is likely a stunt plane from the show. If the raptors dont fly,we can watch the airshow planes instead.

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