Aug 29th - Only A Few Birds!

Just as I thought - only a few birds.  Hopefully the cooler temperature today is a sign of things to come.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 3
Total - 7

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 6
Merlin - 6
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 32

Since inception our best count for the month of August occurred two years ago in 2014 when we counted 297 birds, in 2015 we counted just 75 birds, our lowest.  This year, as you can see we're only at 30 birds with only 2 days left in the month.  Trend?  I certainly hope not, just an observation by me.  Let's hope for some BIG days in September!

Other Birds:
Common Yellowthroat
American Restart
Pine Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
White-throated Sparrow

Butterflies:
Monarch - 42 (24 tagged)

People:
Hugh, Lorne, Lee, Peter, Berle, Terry, Betty, Bruce G, Carol, and Allison

Weather Prediction:
Looks like the heat and humidity returns for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday shows lots of promise at present.

Walter

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