Oct 22nd - Where Are The Birds?!!!

I tell you, this migration season just gets stranger and stranger as we move forward.  Today we were expecting good NW wind and lots of hawks, especially during the afternoon but for some reason the wind died-off and the birds stopped flying!  We ended-up with a much lower number than we were expecting.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 20
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 135
Cooper's Hawk - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 26
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 9
Total - 210

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2668
Osprey - 92
Bald Eagle - 66
Northern Harrier - 181
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2669
Cooper's Hawk - 39
Northern Goshawk - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk - 20
Broad-winged Hawk - 89
Red-tailed Hawk - 260
Rough-legged Hawk - 1
Golden Eagle - 2
American Kestrel - 301
Merlin - 109
Peregrine Falcon - 57
Total - 6558

Eagle Time (DST):
03:25pm - BE

a high-flying Red-tailed Hawk (Lee)

a low-flying Red-shouldered Hawk (Lee)

Other Birds:
Common Loon - 1 flying south over the park
Eastern Bluebird - several flocks flying west over the park
Pine Siskin - several flocks flying east over the park
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 flying east low over the park
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 in the garden before the garden was removed!

a happy Blue Jay (Lee)

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 3
Monarch - 3
Mourning Cloak - 1

Mammals:
Eastern Cottontail - 1

Hawkwatchers:
Lee, Betty, Manfred, Ron, Dave, Pat & Nancy, Liz, Arvo, Manny, Allison, Berle, Kris, Peter, Bruce, Cori, Lynn, and several others who stopped by.

Weather Prediction:
Oct 23rd - sunny, N 15km/h in the morning switching to E 10km/h  (theweathernetwork.com)

Walter

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