August 15th - Finally, A Few More Birds!

As expected, the morning started off slow today but picked up after the first bird, an American Kestrel, was spotted at around 10:14 AM. That was quickly followed by a pair of streaming Turkey Vultures that were way up high. A little while later a juvenile Northern Harrier flew through over the centre of the park. Also, a few Sharpies (Sharp-shinned Hawks) circled their way along giving great views. As the heat of the day was starting to peak, the thunder clouds rolled in and brought an end to the Watch. Also observed today were the local Cooper's Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Total - 8

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2
Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 2
Total - 14

Overall bird species counted today was 35 including a beautiful Canada Warbler and a Greater Yellowlegs that flew in from the north. Thankfully it did a flight call and I was able to ID it, otherwise it would've been just another unidentified shorebird.

On hand today were Daniel, Berle, Terry 2, and Ann.


Tomorrow (Tuesday's) weather forecast is looking similar to today's so I'll be at the park early again. Hope to see at the Watch.

Walter

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