Sep 24th - The Sharpie Parade Continues!

With me taking the day off, Peter was kind enough to put in a few hours this morning at the park counting hawks.  Although the wind was not perfect for migration, he did get a number of birds.

Today:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 12
American Kestrel - 3
Total - 15

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 114
Osprey - 122
Bald Eagle - 67
Northern Harrier - 89
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2018
Cooper's Hawk - 27
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 1402
Red-tailed Hawk - 28
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 360
Merlin - 69
Peregrine Falcon - 10
Total - 4306

Peter also mentioned that he had seen Dark-eyed Juncos today.  That's a sure sign that winter is not far off, good grief!!!

Thanks for the report Pete!

With today's count, we are now only 115 Sharpies away from tying our all-time 'Month' record of 2067.  We are also only 779 Sharpies away from tying our all-time 'Year' record of 2797.  Won't you please come down and join us at the park and cheer-on this little fan-favourite.  Everybody loves a Sharpie!

Also, with today's numbers our 'Month' count for all species just reached a new milestone - 4000 Raptors Counted!

Of course, none of the above numbers would be possible without all of your help and dedication.  Thanks again!

See you all tomorrow.

Walter

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