September 14th - A Good Day Today, 90 Birds

Another magnificent day for raptor watching today. A few clouds would have helped us even more though. At one point, Frank looked up at a Cormorant with his binoculars and then noticed an Osprey flying along just above the Cormorant - no one else saw his Osprey as it blended in to the blue sky. I wonder if we missed anything else up high today.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 65
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 11
Merlin - 5
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 90

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 15
Osprey - 47
Bald Eagle - 20
Northern Harrier - 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 550
Cooper's Hawk - 11
Northern Goshawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 20
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
American Kestrel - 118
Merlin - 30
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 861

Today's best non-raptor sighting happened just along the fence in front of us when a brave young guy got down on one knee and proposed to his girl, lucky for him she said "yes!"

Lots of wonderful people on hand today including: BIGFRANK, Berle, Pat, Nancy, Rob, Diane (Frank's mom), Carol, Murray, Rodger & Jane from the UK, Cori, plus Ama & the gang. It was great that the kids (about 20 of them) were able to see many of the birds down low while at the park today. Hopefully you'll all be back again sometime soon.

THURSDAY IS THE DAY!!! Cancel all your plans and come down and see the birds. There should be lots of them!!!

Walter

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