Oct 15th - Another 31 Birds

Although there wasn't a huge number of birds, today's flight was much lower down and many birds passed directly overhead which made for excellent viewing.  It wasn't long after speaking about not seeing an adult male Northern Harrier that one flew by the hawk watch just out over the lake!

Today:
Northern Harrier - 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 21
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Merlin - 3
Total - 31

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 457
Osprey - 91
Bald Eagle - 57
Northern Harrier - 145
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2316
Cooper's Hawk - 22
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 89
Red-tailed Hawk - 28
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 294
Merlin - 92
Peregrine Falcon - 42
Total - 3639

Today's photos are courtesy of Ann...

A juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk

and a juvenile Northern Harrier

Other Birds:
Eastern Phoebe - 2 perched along the fence flicking their tails
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 locals putting on another great show over the park


 local Red-tailed Hawk

Butterflies:
Monarch - 8 migrating west

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawkwatchers:
Terry, Allison, Manny, Ron and Jean, Dave, Arvo, Berle, Betty, Hugh, Vickie and Diana, Ann, Charlie, Mark, plus a few others including a small group from a local Probus Club.  Thankyou everyone!

trying out a selfie stick that I was given

Weather Prediction:
Oct 16th - chance of a shower in the morning switching to light rain in the afternoon, W 20km/h and gusting to 33km/h in the morning switching to W 25km/h and gusting to 44km/h in the afternoon  (theweathernetwork.com)

I will not be at the park tomorrow as I will be busy elsewhere so if you go and see any birds please email or text me what you've seen.  Thanks and enjoy your day!

Walter

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