Co-operative Osprey, Perched Peregrine,Tagged Monarch...56 Raptors...YTD...1832
While Sharpshinned Hawks made up the bulk of todays count, a Peregrine Falcon landed in a tree in the yard at the west end of Rosetta McClain Gardens, perching for photos. Mike 4 got a terrific shot of the young male Peregrine.
We also saw a beautiful Merlin which Mike 4 sent along a shot of.
In total we saw 56 raptors:
Clemons spotted and photographed first a tagged Monarch. He let Walter and I know so we went to find it on the verbena and I got photos of it. I was amazed at the amount of information they put on the tag. I have emailed the address on the tag and await information about the butterfly that we saw. We do know they are tagging them at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Brighton but who knows where this Monarch was tagged.
Posted on 9/22/2012 09:17:00 pm