Aug 28th - Three Kestrel Day!

Yep, that was it...3 birds!  With low to almost no wind today, I was surprised to even see them.  Thank you Lee for getting photos of the first (aka 'mystery') bird that flew over before I arrived.  Easy to ID on the computer screen as a Kestrel.  They're not always the easiest to identify even on the best of days.

Today:
American Kestrel - 3
Total - 3

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 - 18
Merlin - 3
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 68

Birds:
Merlin - 2 hanging around today, will add them when they leave
Warblers - some still hanging around

Magnolia Warbler (Lee)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Lee)

juvenile Northern Cardinal (Lee)

Butterflies:
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Monarch - 24, Terry caught and tagged 10 of them today

Mammals:
Eastern Chipmunk - 1
Eastern Cottontail - 1

Hawk Watchers:
Lee, Carol, Peter, Norm, Dave, Leon, Terry, Betty, Pat & Nancy, and Berle.  Thankyou!

Weather Prediction:
Aug 29th - Much the same as today (theweathernetwork.com)

See you at the park,
Walter

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