Sep 3rd - 44 Birds, 31 Sharpies!

A pleasant surprise today with the old saying 'cooler by the lakeshore' holding true.  It turned out to be not quite as hot and humid as predicted on the bluffs.  For most of the day the clouds were blowing from the north while lower down the wind was from the southwest.  Bird flight was slightly above tree level.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 31
Cooper's Hawk - 4
American Kestrel - 4
Merlin - 2
Total - 44

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 0
Osprey - 36
Bald Eagle - 11
Northern Harrier - 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 103
Cooper's Hawk - 7
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 81
Red-tailed Hawk - 12
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 65
Merlin - 13
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 347

It wasn't long after arriving this morning that I realized that the start of the Monarch migration was underway.  We tallied up 38 Monarchs that were flying westward along the bluffs.

Sheldon, Allison, Hugh, Betty, Peter, Ron, Berle, Cori, Shirley, and Don were there for much of the action today.

Walter

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