September 1st - Look everybody, it's a Sharpie!

Well, we had another hot and hazy day with a thunderstorm and a few light showers thrown in. On a happier note, we did reach double figures on the bird count for the day, 10 birds in all. A pair of Sharp-shinned Hawks appeared out of the haze right above us. I'd like to thank Terry who returned to the park after the storm only to see an Osprey fly by very close, how lucky!

Today:
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 8
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Total - 10

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 6
Osprey - 10
Bald Eagle - 4
Northern Harrier - 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 51
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 11
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 13
Merlin - 4
Total - 117

Ann got this shot of a Sharpie flying overhead.


The only other thing of interest at the park today was a little Squirrel Smackdown. 2 of the little Reds were really having a go at one another over a peanut and a little territory. Quite funny to watch. Nancy was able to restore the peace when she threw a handful of nuts to them.

If the weather person is correct and things don't change too much, we may see some birds in between rain showers over the weekend. Monday is looking excellent with N 25kph winds! Hope to see you at the Watch.

Walter

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