September 14th - All Blue Sky

Well today was another one of those 'all blue sky' days so we really had to work to find the birds.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 7
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 39
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 7
American Kestrel - 6
Merlin - 6
Total - 76

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 27
Osprey - 76
Bald Eagle - 53
Northern Harrier - 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 771
Cooper's Hawk - 9
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 68
Red-tailed Hawk - 46
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 245
Merlin - 24
Peregrine Falcon - 4
Total - 1360

Eagle Time (EDT):
09:50 AM - BE immature (non-adult)
12:21 AM - BE adult

Here's a couple of shots courtesy of Murray...

Merlins
 
A high-flying adult Bald Eagle

3 new bird species were added to the List today: Swainson's Thrush, Hairy Woodpecker and Palm Warbler.  The number of Monarch butterflies increased dramatically with well over 100 seen throughout the park.

Many wonderful people at the Watch again today including (and I know I've missed a few): Manny, Lorne, Mike 4, John, Mike 3, Murray & Debbie, Allison, Ron, Carol and Berle.


Walter

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