September 15th - The Broad-winged Hawks Have Arrived!

What an amazing day at the park, I'm going to let the numbers speak for themselves.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 7
Bald Eagle - 2 (juvenile 12:35, 1:45)
Northern Harrier - 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 155
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 116
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 80
Merlin - 6
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 383

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 16
Osprey - 54
Bald Eagle - 22
Northern Harrier - 52
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 705
Cooper's Hawk - 14
Northern Goshawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 136
Red-tailed Hawk - 7
American Kestrel - 198
Merlin - 36
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 1244

Bald Eagle


Sharp-shinned Hawks


Broad-winged Hawk

We also saw a Brown Thrasher, Swainson's Thrush, and Common Nighthawk. Blue Jay migration appears to be underway with a number of small flocks seen moving over the north end of the park.

A very beautiful Blue Jay

A very comfortable Carol

People on hand today included: Peter, Terry 2, Dave, Betty, Carol, Berle, BIGFRANK, Pat, Nancy, Lee, Theresa, Bill, Norm, Murray, Hugh, and Bruce.

Walter

1 comment:

Lee said...

Fabulous day! When we get numbers like that it makes us forget the days when we get 4 or 5 birds. Hopefully the weekend sends us good winds.

Lee