Oct 16th - Turkey Vultures Everywhere!

Today I was only at the park for an hour and a half but what I saw was just spectacular, Turkey Vultures all over the sky streaming through.  I'd like to extend a huge thankyou to all those who were at the park in my absence and those who sent me reports of birds seen in other areas along the Kingston Road corridor or within a reasonable distance of it.  What a fantastic day!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 1035
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 70
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 18
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 9
Total - 1150

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1492
Osprey - 91
Bald Eagle - 58
Northern Harrier - 155
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2386
Cooper's Hawk - 25
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 89
Red-tailed Hawk - 46
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 295
Merlin - 94
Peregrine Falcon - 51
Total - 4789

Eagle Time (DST):
01:03pm - BE (unknown age)

Today's photos are courtesy of Arvo...

streaming Turkey Vultures

 Red-shouldered Hawk

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 1

Butterflies:
Monarch - 17 counted

Mammals:
Nothing of note

Hawkwatchers:
Mark, Allison, Cori, Gunnar, Betty, Berle, Carol, Dave, Manny, Arvo, Sheridan, and Bruce.  Thankyou everyone!

Weather Prediction:
Oct 17th - mainly sunny in the morning switching to snow-rain showers in the afternoon starting around 2:00pm, NW 15km/h in the morning switching to NW 20km/h and gusting to 35km/h in the afternoon!!!  (theweathernetwork.com)  Not quite as windy as they'd predicted last night for today but still it should be another good day!

See you there,
Walter

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