Septermber 20th - A Much Better Day

Some amazing views of the birds today as they flew by. Our 2 local Red-tails decided to join us and sat in the trees on the west side of the park for a few minutes providing excellent views, especially for Maretha who was visiting us all the way from South Africa.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 13
Bald Eagle - 1 (juvenile 12:15)
Northern Harrier - 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 45
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 8
Merlin - 2
Total - 77

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 44
Osprey - 58
Bald Eagle - 27
Northern Harrier - 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 809
Cooper's Hawk - 15
Northern Goshawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 742
Red-tailed Hawk - 10
American Kestrel - 221
Merlin - 43
Peregrine Falcon - 7
Total - 2045

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Turkey Vulture

Our local Red-tailed Hawks



Maretha and I talking about African raptors.

Our unknown gull from last Sunday afternoon was nothing more than a Ring-billed Gull that had some sort of staining on it's breast. Probably something that it sat down in like motor oil in a parking lot.

Lots of people on hand today including: Dave, Peter, Ann, Bob, Betty, Terry 2, Berle, Carol, Theresa, BIGFRANK, Bruce, Effi, 'Bobobird', and Maretha.

Walter

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