November 5th - Beautiful Day!

Well unfortunately today was just too nice of a day for much to fly but I gave it look-see anyway.  Surprisingly not long after I arrived a Merlin flew low over the park.  It was followed shortly thereafter by a Sharpie.  Then we went almost 3 hours before we saw our next 2 Sharpies!  Three butterflies were seen and one of the foxes was sniffin' around the park around lunchtime.

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 1
Total - 4

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1663
Osprey - 117
Bald Eagle - 103
Northern Harrier - 118
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1574
Cooper's Hawk - 43
Northern Goshawk - 6
Red-shouldered Hawk - 14
Broad-winged Hawk - 139
Red-tailed Hawk - 542
Rough-legged Hawk - 15
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 470
Merlin - 60
Peregrine Falcon - 51
Total - 4917

A late Monarch was observed flying along on the wind heading westward.  A Clouded Sulphur was seen landing in the grass along the top edge of the bluffs before it headed westward and an Orange Sulphur was photographed feeding on some late-blooming Butterfly Bush.

Berle, Terry, Kris, and Cori were at the park today.


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