Well, today went pretty much as expected...no countable raptors! But what a beautiful day to be out enjoying the park, the sun and a nice cool breeze off the lake. I think this might have actually been the best opening day to the Hawk Watch that I've ever experienced. Even with the big puffy white clouds overhead there was still lots of sunshine and like always the little Maple tree was there as my protection from getting too burnt.
The only raptor that was seen was a 'local' Red-tailed Hawk. It soared over the park from west to east and was searching for it's lunch.
The following is a report of what was seen today:
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk (local bird)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Over the course of the next four months I'll be keeping a running list on my computer of what is seen at the park for the above BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES and MAMMALS and I'll report anything of interest in the daily postings. Of course, anything else that we can identify will be listed as well.