October 6th - 9 Birds During the Afternoon

With good strong wind from the SW in the afternoon I headed down to the park to see what might fly through.  Well...nothing until Lee showed up around 2:30 PM.  We had tallied 4 birds up within just a couple of minutes of her being there.  We then had another 5 birds come by over the remainder of the afternoon.

Today:
Northern Harrier - 3
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 9

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 668
Osprey - 112
Bald Eagle - 93
Northern Harrier - 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1239
Cooper's Hawk - 26
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 67
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 456
Merlin - 39
Peregrine Falcon - 27
Total - 2946

Here's a shot I took of a Northern Harrier as it struggled along fighting the wind...

 
Only 2 Monarchs today!

Fellow hawk-watchers today included: Lee, Terry, Cori, Carol, and Alex.

NW wind early tomorrow and then it switches on us again!

Walter

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