Aug 27th - NW Wind Makes a Difference!

Although maybe not as strong as we all hoped but today's NW wind brought us a few more birds and a few nice sightings.  We had two Bald Eagles, one after the other fly by to the north.....three Osprey in a row directly overhead.....four Red-tailed Hawks (two locals) and a Broad-winged Hawk interacting with one another as they circled and flew overhead.....and a Peregrine Falcon which appeared to be focused on taking out a passing Osprey out over the lake.  It's only going to get better!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 9
Bald Eagle - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 20

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey -17
Bald Eagle - 10
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 0
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 7
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
Rough-Legged Hawk -0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 15
Merlin - 3
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 65

Eagle Time (DST):
1:25pm - BE (? age)
1:27pm - BE (? age)

Birds:
Chimney Swifts - many again today
New species today included - Eastern Phoebe, Hermit Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, and Scarlet Tanager

Butterflies:
Monarchs - 21 moving along the bluffs

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawk Watchers:
Leon, Bruce, Berle, Allison, Betty, Carol, Lee, Arvo, Liz, Gary, Manny, plus a few others.  Thankyou for a wonderful day!

Weather Prediction:
Aug 28th - mainly sunny, SW 5km/h switching to S 10km/h in the afternoon (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

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