August 10th - 6 more!

Today's wind didn't quite have the gusts that were predicted but with a bit of work we managed to pull a few more of the high-fliers out of the sky.  Actually one of the Red-tails was so high up if I wasn't looking right where it flew I never would have seen it at all.  This one was a true pepper speck!

7:30AM - 2:00PM

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Total - 6

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 6
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 8
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 1
Total - 21

Diane (visiting from Calgary) was in the park again this morning and was lucky in getting a photo of our little Carolina Wren as it sang away along the fence line.  Also, Lee was kind enough to show Diane a Baltimore Oriole which was feeding up in the apple tree.  She got a few nice shots of it as well before it flew.  In other birding news, we watched another handful of Great Blues that appeared to be on their way south...or at least elsewhere.

As it was another gorgeous day, it was no surprise to see so many wonderful folks out.  On hand today were; Allison, Lorne, Pat & Nancy, Phil, Mike 4, Gunnar, Betty, and the above mentioned Diane and Lee.  My apologies to Peter and Terry as I forgot to add them in yesterday's post.

Here are a couple of photos from today courtesy of Pat & Nancy:

'Rosie' the Rabbit

Mourning Cloak

Silver-spotted Skipper

And here are a couple of mine:



Niagara Falls

It looks like tomorrow morning's weather will be similar with wind being from the northwest at 10 kms.


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