Sep 10th - Three Daves, No Eagles!

It was a gorgeous early September day at the park.  Not too hot, no humidity, whispy clouds all day up high, light SE winds off the lake, and a enough birds to keep most people interested.  Any birds that did come our way, came right overhead...although high up!

Today:
Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 9
Cooper's Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 8
Merlin - 4
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 28

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 36
Bald Eagle - 14
Northern Harrier - 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 383
Cooper's Hawk - 5
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 18
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 148
Merlin - 30
Peregrine Falcon - 6
Total - 663

Birds:
Common Loon - 5 flying south over the park and straight out over the lake
Common Raven - 4 flying back and forth across the park with lots of interaction
Warblers - several in the northwest corner of the park

Butterflies:
Black Swallowtail - 1m, 1f
Monarch - 41

Mammals:
Domestic Cat

Hawk Watchers:
Lorne, Sheldon, Byron, Peter, Judy, Pat & Nancy, Betty, Ron, Hugh, Dave, Rosemary, Arvo, Allison, Dave & Mary Beth, Dave, Berle, Terry, Trudy, plus a few others.

Weather Prediction:
Sep 11th - mainly sunny, chance of an afternoon shower, W 10km/h  switching to NW 20km/h and gusting (theweathernetwork.com)

See you early!
Walter

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