Oct 17th - Short Day!

Today I was only at the park for 1.5 hours.  I was cold and tired and just didn't feel it was worth staying for the few birds that might have flown.  Forward 7 hours - I feel great now and ready for a weekend of hawkwatching!

If anyone was at the park after 10:30AM today and saw any migrating hawks, please let me know and I'll add them in - got a report from Betty saying that she, Terry, Allison and Lyn were at the park in the early afternoon and had a number of sightings.  The totals for the day have been updated accordingly.  Thankyou everyone!

Today:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Merlin -4
Peregrine Falcon -3
Total - 14

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2404
Osprey - 140
Bald Eagle - 87
Northern Harrier - 186
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3034
Cooper's Hawk - 72
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 8
Broad-winged Hawk - 1417
Red-tailed Hawk - 91
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 627
Merlin - 117
Peregrine Falcon - 69
Total - 8255

12 Monarch butterflies were tallied today.

Weather for the weekend includes decent NW wind on both days!  Saturday may see a few scattered showers mid-day.

Hours for the park washrooms are now 7:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday through Friday and 9:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturdays.

Walter

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