October 12th - Another 3!

John took over the hawk-watching responsibilities today in my absence and unfortunately only had 3 birds to count.  Thanks John!

Today:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Total - 3

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1107
Osprey - 113
Bald Eagle - 93
Northern Harrier - 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1278
Cooper's Hawk - 28
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 81
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 459
Merlin - 47
Peregrine Falcon - 30
Total - 3464

Phil and I went down to Fort Erie to see Ontario's newest bird species, a Brown Booby.  Normally these birds are not seen any further north than Miami, FL but on occasion have been known to stray northward along the east coast.  There have been two reports from Nova Scotia over the years but never so far inland.  Very likely, this bird was brought here on strong wind from the south.

Tomorrow is not looking too promising at present with an 80% chance of rain.

Walter

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