Aug 19th - One Red-tailed Hawk

As we've had so few days of anything that would resemble a decent day I'm still trying to figure out which birds are locals and which are passing overhead never to return.  Today we had a lone Red-tail go straight over the center of the park that looked quite different than the two birds that I would say are 'locals', so I'm going to count it.  There seems to be a Sharp-shinned Hawk still hanging around the neighbourhood so for now, he's still not being counted.  The 8 Turkey Vultures that were observed kettling over the park earlier in the month will be dealt with once we get a few more views of them.  It's likely that several of them are birds that have moved away from their nesting area in what is called 'post-nesting dispersal'.  Time will tell.

Walter

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