October 10th - Red-shouldered Hawks!

Today we saw the first of what we hope to be many Red-shouldered Hawks.  We had 3 circling together up high across the park.  Some low passing clouds made viewing difficult at times.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 12

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1107
Osprey - 113
Bald Eagle - 93
Northern Harrier - 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1276
Cooper's Hawk - 28
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 80
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 457
Merlin - 46
Peregrine Falcon - 30
Total - 3458

Monarch butterflies still continue their migration in respectable numbers with another 56 counted today.  Three new birds were added to our fall bird list; the Red-shouldered Hawk, Eastern Towhee, and Winter Wren.  Also, 3 Foxes were seen in the afternoon.

These 2 shots are courtesy of me...

Eastern Towhee

Winter Wren
 
And these are courtesy of Ann...
 



Kris, Arvo, Berle, Ann, Mike, Pat, Nancy, and a few others were at the Watch today.

Friday's predicted forecast calls for N and NE winds between 5 and 15 km/h.

Walter

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