September 13th - "There Are Slow Days...

...And then there's today!" (Terry 2)

I arrived at the park at 7:30 AM this morning not knowing exactly what to expect. There was good wind blowing, just not in quite the right direction. At 9:15 AM I had a flurry of 3 birds fly over the park. It was a looong time after that before the next bird came along!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 2
Total - 4

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 15
Osprey - 46
Bald Eagle - 20
Northern Harrier - 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 485
Cooper's Hawk - 10
Northern Goshawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 19
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
American Kestrel - 107
Merlin - 25
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 771

The park was very quiet again today as far as songbirds go. We also didn't see much in the way of Monarch migration either. With winds from the west most of the day the Monarchs might have actually been blown backwards a bit!

Today's watchers included: Carol, Terry 2, Betty, and Peter.

Better days ahead!

Walter

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