Sep 14th - A Nice Movement of Sharpies

It's now 3 in the morning!  Enjoy

Today:
Osprey - 7
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 253
American Kestrel - 20
Merlin - 2
Total - 297

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 57
Bald Eagle - 19
Northern Harrier - 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 819
Cooper's Hawk - 6
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 87
Red-tailed Hawk - 9
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 210
Merlin - 34
Peregrine Falcon - 8
Total - 1302

Eagle Time (DST):
4:17pm - BE (imm)

Osprey (Walter)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Kevin)

Northern Harrier (Lee)

Osprey (Walter)

local Red-tailed Hawk (Kris)
(this was likely the most controlled decent we'll ever see!)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Kevin)

American Kestrel eating a dragonfly on the wing! (Kris)

Merlin, also eating a dragonfly (Kris)
(originally ID'd and counted as a Kestrel...oops!) 

another lovely Osprey (Walter)

same Osprey (Ann)

Merlin (Ann)

an Osprey that tried to sneak by us (Arvo)

a passing female Northern Harrier (Charlie)

Birds:
Cedar Waxwing - several flocks passing overhead early in the day
Warblers - several species around the park

Butterflies:
Monarch - 150+

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawk Watchers:
Lee, Peter, Betty, Gunnar, Allison, Don, Glen, Dave, Kris, Pat & Nancy, Hugh, Kevin, Arvo, Richard, Manny, Charlie, Eleanor, Ann, Trudy, and a couple of others who stopped by.  Thankyou for your help today!

A word of caution - Hornets/wasps stung 2 of our watchers today!

Weather Prediction:
Sep 15th - sunny, SW 15km/h (theweathernetwork.com)

See you at the Watch,
Walter

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