September 9th - Streaming Sharpies

Most birds today were seen flying directly above us or just out over the lake at various heights. With little to no cloud cover today I was quite surprised at how many birds we picked out of the blue sky. Great spotting by everybody!

Today:
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 58
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 4
Total - 66

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 14
Osprey - 38
Bald Eagle - 19
Northern Harrier - 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 396
Cooper's Hawk - 10
Broad-winged Hawk - 19
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
American Kestrel - 82
Merlin - 17
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 631

Today the park was extremely quiet for little birdies and butterflies.

On hand were: Pat, Norm, Betty, Peter, Pat 2, and Ron. Thanks everybody for the help in spotting and a special thanks to Ron for sharing some of his extensive knowledge and amazing birding stories.

We should see another good flight of birds tomorrow with morning winds predicted to be NE 20kph. Hope to see you at the park.

Walter

3 comments:

Daniel said...

Bravo to Walter and other's in keeping an ever watchful eye directed to the sky.

Love the addition of photo's too!

Daniel

Red Nomad OZ said...

Interesting to see the differences between your sightings and what we get to see downunder here in Australia!

Happy viewing!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Daniel and Red Nomad OZ,

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing our page. Things are just starting to pick up and we should see higher numbers towards the end of the week.

Walter