September 22nd - A Fabulous Day!

It was a fabulous day at the park with lots of sunshine, lots of birders, and of course, lots of birds!  My thanks to everyone that came down and helped out and I hope all you newbies enjoyed the show.  Also, thanks to Terry for bringing a group of birders from the TFN along today, hope you had a good time while visiting us.  Likely one of our biggest crowds ever today.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 89
Osprey - 8
Bald Eagle - 3
Northern Harrier - 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 255
Cooper's Hawk - 6
Broad-winged Hawk - 51
Red-tailed Hawk - 3
American Kestrel - 124
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 548

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 144
Osprey - 99
Bald Eagle - 84
Northern Harrier - 55
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1145
Cooper's Hawk - 17
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 119
Red-tailed Hawk - 54
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 405
Merlin - 29
Peregrine Falcon - 10
Total - 2158

Eagle Time (EDT):
10:17 AM - BE adult
12:22 PM - BE immature (non-adult)
01:09 PM - BE immature (non-adult)

Some beautiful shots courtesy of Ann Brokelman...

American Kestrel w/Dragonfly

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 
And the next 3 are courtesy of Paul Reeves...
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

These 2 cuties were a wonderful surprise

Lookin' Back
 
And here are some real crowd pleasers courtesy of Ann Brokelman... 

Ready and Waiting 
 
Some of the Toronto Field Naturalists group

Writing stuff down

Me, Lee and her 'big fat lens'

Gabriel (visiting from Costa Rica) and Julie (Ann's daughter)
 
Tomorrow (Monday) is looking promising with predicted "Clear. High of 18C. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 km/h" from wunderground.com.
 
Walter
 

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