October 6th - Nothing But Blue Skies!

Another beautiful day to be out and at the park but not too great for hawk watching.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 2
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 16

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1379
Osprey - 114
Bald Eagle - 55
Northern Harrier - 148
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1381
Cooper's Hawk - 53
Northern Goshawk - 10
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Broad-winged Hawk - 756
Red-tailed Hawk - 99
American Kestrel - 586
Merlin - 76
Peregrine Falcon - 25
Total - 4686

A few more excellent shots of a Northern Goshawk.



Lots of cute little Golden-crowned Kinglets around today leaping from branch to branch in search of a meal. There seemed to be more Cabbage White butterflies in and around the flower beds today with the warmer weather. On the office wall were several different moths including a beautiful Pandora Sphinx.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Pandora Sphinx Moth

Today's hawk watchers included: Theresa, Terry 2, Terry, Berle, Peter, Cori, Phil, Ann, Lee, and a class of kids from Cliffside PS. Thank you all.

Walter

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