August 14th - 5 Birds, 2 Osprey

Lots of the northwest wind again today but the birds just weren't buying in to it.  Two Osprey sightings were the highlight of the day.  The first one Phil picked up over the trees and it headed along the Danforth Avenue corridor.  Later in the day Allison picked up the second one out over the lake.  Also today we had our first Northern Harrier.  One of my favourites...along with the other 14 species!!!

Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Total - 5

Along with the Northern Harrier, we added House Finch and Canada Goose to our Fall Season Park List.  We're now at 52 species.  We have logged 14 species of Butterflies and 3 Mammal species to date.

I'm sure many of you will have mixed feelings about this, as I do - today the park workers cut down and removed the Pear tree.  It will soon be replaced with a Flowering Cherry tree.  It took less than 15 minutes to complete the operation.  I didn't want to see the ol' tree go but it has definitely improved our view to the north.


Today's watchers included: Terry, Leon, Gunnar, Phil, Betty, Allison, Lee, John Stirrat, and Cori.

West wind at 20 km/h tomorrow.


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