September 27th - Another 33 Birds Today

Again, my thanks to all who helped spot and count raptors today in my absence. I'll be back at the park tomorrow, weather permitting.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 19
Osprey - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
American Kestrel - 5
Merlin - 2
Total - 33

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 91
Osprey - 72
Bald Eagle - 27
Northern Harrier - 75
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1037
Cooper's Hawk - 24
Northern Goshawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 742
Red-tailed Hawk - 12
American Kestrel - 279
Merlin - 52
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 2422

More than 1000 Blue Jays were seen flying over the park and also today, over 250 Northern Flickers were observed flying westward.

Hawk watchers today included: Terry 2, Betty, Peter, Berle, and Phil.

Walter

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