Sep 17th - Yes, More Sharpies!

No surprise today as the Sharpie parade continued over the park.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 132
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 3
Total - 138

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 20
Northern Harrier - 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1261
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 - 211
Merlin - 39
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 1763

Birds:
Almost zero birds in the park today!
Blue Jay - numbers are picking up as their migration begins over the park

Butterflies:
Monarch - 87 counted, 3 tagged

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawk Watchers:
Carol, Dave, Barb, Arvo, Betty, Hugh, Berle, Dave, Lorne, John, and a few others.  Thankyou again!

Weather Prediction:
Sep 18th - sunny, S 15-25km/h and gusting (theweathernetwork.com)

See you in the shade of the maple tree!
Walter

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