Sep 18th - Red-bellied Woodpecker!

Oh sorry, the title should have said something in reference to the fact that this was day 5 of the Sharpie festival.  The only difference with today was that there were whispy clouds in the sky to add a nice backdrop for our viewing of the birds.

Today:
Osprey - 2
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 143
American Kestrel - 11
Merlin - 4
Total - 162

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 61
Bald Eagle - 21
Northern Harrier - 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1404
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 - 222
Merlin - 43
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 1925

Eagle Time (DST):
11:11am - BE (imm)

American Kestrel (Kevin)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Kevin)

Osprey (Kevin)

American Kestrel (Mike)

Merlin (Mike)

Merlin (Mike)

 Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mike)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Lee)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Lee)

 ...and another Sharpie! (Lee)

Birds:
Blue Jay - number of birds migrating over the park increased today
Red-bellied Woodpecker - mixed in with a flock of Jays

Butterflies:
Monarch - 250+ observed.  Numbers flying west increased in the afternoon.

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawk Watchers:
Mike, Lee, Terry, Allison, Betty, Norm, Carol, Berle, Hugh, Kevin, Dahye, and MC.  Thankyou all for another great day!

Weather Prediction:
Sep 19th - risk of thunderstorms, S 25km/h switching to SW 35km/h and gusting up to near 60km/h! (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

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