October 9th - Another 33 birds!

Another August-like day today complete with heat, haze, and almost no wind. Also again today, zero percent cloud cover. All this combined made for very poor migration viewing. I'd like to thank everyone for their help in spotting birds up in the blue!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 22
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 33

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1379
Osprey - 114
Bald Eagle - 55
Northern Harrier - 152
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1433
Cooper's Hawk - 56
Northern Goshawk - 10
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Broad-winged Hawk - 756
Red-tailed Hawk - 101
American Kestrel - 590
Merlin - 77
Peregrine Falcon - 28
Total - 4755

Cooper's Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon (adult)

Very few songbirds were found in the park today. With the end of their migration near, Monarchs numbers appeared to be up slightly today. Of interest, a Wild Indigo Duskywing butterfly was observed several times along the bluff-side of the fence. This is the first time this species has been seen at Rosetta.

Our friendly Jay.

A local Red Fox was out for a stroll in the park.

A great group of folks today including: Lorne, Janet, Freida, Ann, Pat 2, Leslie & Mike, Pat & Nancy, Ron, Effi, Phil & Joshua, Hugh, Cori & Shirley, and Carol.

Walter

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