Oct 9th - And So They Came.....Again!!!

Just the facts for now, will finish with photos later tonight.....or tomorrow!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 31
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 223
Cooper's Hawk - 9
Northern Goshawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
American Kestrel - 102
Merlin - 14
Peregrine Falcon - 5
Total - 419

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 268
Osprey - 138
Bald Eagle - 73
Northern Harrier - 141
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2486
Cooper's Hawk - 53
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 1408
Red-tailed Hawk - 43
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 551
Merlin - 99
Peregrine Falcon - 58
Total - 5319

Eagle Time (EDT):
02:49 PM - BE
02:58 PM - BE

 adult Sharp-shinned Hawk (Ann)

Broad-winged Hawk (Ann)

Northern Harrier (Ann)

Peregrine Falcon (Ann)

a juvenile Northern Goshawk (Ann)

Osprey (Donna)

Northern Harrier (Donna)

Bald Eagle (Walter)

Non-raptor birds included 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that at the end of the day were found feeding on the Black-and-Blue Salvia and resting in the usual unknown tree that all the hummers like.  Also, today we had yet another new park bird - early in the day, an Eastern Meadowlark flew over the fountain and in to the center of the park before heading a little more north-west.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Walter)

Another 64 Monarchs were tallied along the bluffs today.

My thanks to - John, Trudy, Ann, Donna, Pat & Nancy, Ron & Jean, Betty, Lee, Peter, MC, Hugh, Berle, Manny, and Cori.  My apologies for forgetting anyone.

weatherunderground.com predicts WNW wind for tomorrow.  Could be good!

Walter

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