Sep 15th - Another Great Flight of Sharpies!

The light wind blowing off the lake was not strong enough to affect the flight today.  Again today most Sharpies passed directly overhead.  Although numbers were a little lower than yesterday, we still had a fairly steady stream of birds...and when there were no birds...there were Monarchs!

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 147
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 154

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 57
Bald Eagle - 20
Northern Harrier - 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 966
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 - 35
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 1456

Eagle Time (DST):
8:30am - BE (imm)

Birds:
Common Raven - 2 flying over the park
Parakeet - 1 possibly flying through the park heading west

Butterflies:
Monarch - 143 counted

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawk Watchers:
Carol, Betty, Terry, Lorne, Liz, Hugh, Berle, Manny, Arvo, and several others.  Thanks everyone, it's never easy dealing with an all blue sky!

Weather Prediction:
Sep 16th - sunny, SW 10km/h switching to S 15km/h (theweathernetwork.com)

See you along the fence!
Walter

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