Sep 6th - FINALLY!!!!!

Today we finally had our first real good look at fall raptor migration along the Scarborough Bluffs.  We more than doubled our count for the season!  For the better part of the day we observed Sharp-shinned Hawks and American Kestrels flying overhead in decent numbers.  Today's group of hawk watchers did a fantastic job finding and identifying everything that flew our way.  Thankyou everyone!

Today:
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 82
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 51
Merlin - 8
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 146 

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 24
Bald Eagle - 13
Northern Harrier - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 107
Cooper's Hawk - 4
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 9
Red-tailed Hawk - 6
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 76
Merlin - 22
Peregrine Falcon - 5
Total - 274

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

Sharpie and Kestrel photos from today, courtesy of Ann








Birds:
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 4-5 moving west across the park bouncing from tree top to tree top
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 locals, with one back to it's old tricks dive-bombing squirrels that are right beside us!

adult Red-tailed Hawk (Pat)

 juvenile Red-tailed Hawk (Ann)

Butterflies:
Monarch - 9 counted, 1 tagged

Mammals:
Raccoon - 3

Hawk Watchers:
Lorne, Allison, Phil, Carol, Pat & Nancy, Hugh, Sheldon, Gord, Freida, Cori, Ann, Glen, Sarah, Berle, and many others folks over the course of the day.  Again, thankyou for all your help!

Weather Prediction:
Sep 7th - mainly sunny, SW 15-20km/h and gusting (theweathernetwork.com)

See you tomorrow,
Walter

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