Another Great Osprey Count 20...Day Count 82


Today we certainly didnt expect such a good day. Winds were to be fairly light and from the southeast last I saw on the weather forecast. By days end,Walter,Cori,Shirley,Kaylee,Hugh,Lorne,Bill,Peter from the UK,Murray,Betty,Carol,Pat and Nancy had all seen some part of 20 Osprey. This brought the total Osprey this season to 198. Most were very close. A good number of Northern Harriers were also observed,again at close range.

Peregrine Falcons continue to move,as we are in prime time for their migration. As I left at 4pm,3 Peregrine Falcons had been seen. Walter and I first heard them screaming at one another,then saw them chase each other. Another surprise was that we saw one local Coopers Hawk land in the "dead tree". When I approached to take photos,I saw 2 in the tree(we have noticed to chasing each other a few times recently),when a 3rd Coopers Hawk approached in flight and scared the other 2. A 4th flew right past Walter and Lorne.
Our final total today was:
Osprey..........................20
Northern Harrier.........18
Sharpshinned Hawk....33
Coopers Hawk...............2
American Kestrel..........2
Merlin............................1
Peregrine Falcon...........6
This brings the YTD total to 3540. Keep an eye on Friday through Monday for good days. Also observed today were many Blue Jays,2 Common Loons,2 Great Blackbacked Gulls and 3 Trumpeter Swans.

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