September 15th - More Birders Than Birds!

Lots of great cloud cover today but with no wind, there were few birds compared to the number of people gathered to watch them.  It happens.  We did however add 4 more Osprey to our count.

Today:
Osprey - 4
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 8
American Kestrel - 3
Total - 16

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 27
Osprey - 80
Bald Eagle - 53
Northern Harrier - 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 779
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 - 248
Merlin - 24
Peregrine Falcon - 4
Total - 1376

All shots today courtesy of Ann Brokelman...

Osprey

Sharp-shinned Hawk

3 Loons were counted and roughly 50 Monarch butterflies.

Monarch

Big crowd on-hand today including: Ann, Mike 4, Arvo, Tom, Mark, Byron, Mike & Leslie, Mike 5, Pat & Nancy, Patty, Carol, Norm, Ivor, Manny, Jinath & Chris, Peter, and Alex.  Sorry if I've missed anyone.



Tomorrow's (Monday's) forecast from wunderground.com says "Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 17C. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%".  So if birds come, they'll likely be up high.  Let's see!

Walter

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