September 24th - 4 More Eagles!

Sorry, this is getting very repetitive but it was another all-blue sky today.  Not one single cloud was seen overhead.  Spotting was extremely difficult at best.  By mid-morning we had started to see a few kettles of Turkey Vultures and a couple of Bald Eagles but then things abruptly stopped almost completely for the day.  Only one Sharpie and an Osprey were seen in the afternoon.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 72
Osprey - 2
Bald Eagle - 4
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 7
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 1
Total - 90

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 562
Osprey - 104
Bald Eagle - 90
Northern Harrier - 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1191
Cooper's Hawk - 19
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 61
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 426
Merlin - 31
Peregrine Falcon - 11
Total - 2700

Eagle Time (EDT):
10:33 AM - BE adult
10:45 AM - BE immature (non-adult)
10:57 AM - BE immature (non-adult)
11:40 AM - BE immature (non-adult)

For anyone keeping score, I've added a Peregrine Falcon to yesterday's count after seeing a couple of photos that Cori took late in the afternoon.  The bird was circling over the parking lot as we were about to leave yesterday and Cori was able to snap a few decent photos of it.

Here's a couple of photos courtesy of me...

Bald Eagle #89
 
Bald Eagle #90
 
Here's 2 shots courtesy of Richard Sigesmund...
 
Bald Eagle #90 
 
A Merlin having a feeble go at a Monarch

More than 100 Monarch butterflies were seen today.  Also, many Cabbage White butterflies, Orange Sulphur butterflies, and dragonflies of various species were in the air.  One of the foxes came strolling through the gardens this afternoon adding some excitement to the day.

Another shot from me...

Red Fox

Watchers and waiters today included: Kris, Richard, Lorne, Effie, Carol, Berle, Betty, Terry, Ron, Hugh, Manny, and Trudy.  Thank you!

Walter

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