Aug 6th - 4 Birds Today

Well, today was a little better.  First off, what a gorgeous day to be at the park, wow!  When I arrived this morning, Theresa informed me that she had already seen an Osprey fly by.  A few hours of conversation went by before the next birds were seen - 2 Bald Eagles, one after the other way up high.  Thank God for clouds or they likely would never have been spotted.  Both were 1st year birds.  Another couple of hours past before a Merlin was seen flying along the edge of the bluffs.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Merlin - 1
Total - 4

To Date:
Osprey - 4
Bald Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 1
Total - 8

Eagle Time (EDT):
12:35 PM - BE (first year)
12:39 PM - BE (first year)

Surprisingly not a lot of butterfly species today despite the sunshine.  Monarch numbers were encouraging.  An American Mink which climbed the bluffs and eventually made it's way in to the park was another highlight.

On hand today were Theresa, Peter, Betty, Hugh, Terry, Ron, Berle, Lee and Carol.

See you tomorrow,
Walter

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