Oct 14th - Another Record Broken!

Although the day was shorten by rain, we managed to break another record before we left.  Our 52nd Peregrine Falcon of the month flew over the park.....today is only the 14th!  We've now got til the end of the month to build on that record.  Also today, we added another 22 Sharpies to our count - we need just 9 more to hit the 3000 mark!  No species has ever soared to that height before at Rosetta!

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 22
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Northern Goshawk - 1
American Kestrel - 3
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 30

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2404
Osprey - 139
Bald Eagle - 87
Northern Harrier - 179
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2991
Cooper's Hawk - 70
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 8
Broad-winged Hawk - 1417
Red-tailed Hawk - 89
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 623
Merlin - 112
Peregrine Falcon - 66
Total - 8188

A slow soaring flyover by a Common Raven was the only non-raptor highlight of the day.

Common Raven (Walter)

Monarchs numbers appear to be dropping now with 28 counted today.  With wings held open and riding on the updraft of the bluffs, a few of the butterflies went along flying backwards!  I guess if you're still progressing in the right direction, what does it really matter?!!

At Rosetta today were - Terry, Pat & Nancy, Lee, John, Ed & Winnie, as well as a nice unexpected visit from our friend Daniel.  Daniel used to be a regular at the park before he and his wife moved out to the country a couple of years ago.

The weather will be unsettled over the next couple of days so it will be hit and miss down at the park.


1 comment:

Daniel LaFrance said...

It was a real treat to see you again, Walter. I really surprised to see my former pharmacist Winnie, and meeting her retired husband Ed.