October 24th - Not too bad today.

It was another day of never ending cloud cover changes.  We kept hoping for an eagle up there but sadly it didn't happen.  We did however get an amazing look at a low flying Red-shouldered Hawk.  It came over the centre of the park barely clearly the trees, circled once and then carried on westward.  Today's flight was much lower down than yesterday.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 19
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 25
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 1
Total - 51

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1549
Osprey - 117
Bald Eagle - 100
Northern Harrier - 111
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1486
Cooper's Hawk - 38
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 9
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 164
Rough-legged Hawk - 8
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 470
Merlin - 56
Peregrine Falcon - 49
Total - 4298

Here's a lovely shot I got this morning just after arriving in the park...

The Squirrel Remover
 
Today we witnessed several flocks of Long-tailed Ducks flying down from the north.  Another sighting of a Common Raven was a big surprise.  Two Loons were counted today, one flying and one on the lake.
 
Enjoying the day, the park, and the birds were: Kris, Berle, Lee, Paul, Terry, Manny, Allison, Betty, Carol, Ron and Jean, and Jean's brother Colin.
 
Tomorrow morning will see NW wind early and then WNW before switching to W in the afternoon.
 
Walter
 

1 comment:

Ann Brokelman said...

Amazing shot of the red tail