Aug 31st - Month End Report

Thank God for butterflies because unfortunately we've just experienced our worst-ever month of hawk-watching at Rosetta - only 38 raptors!  I believe we had just one or two days that had a 'north' element in the wind and with all the heat and humidity day after day, I personally don't think we've missed birds, I think they're yet to come.  We start September with a day of wind blowing down from the north so we'll see if I'm correct, we'll see if they've been backed-up waiting.  Finger's crossed!

Here's what we've counted so far...


Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 4
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 6
Merlin - 6
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 38

Bird species - 61

Butterfly species - 24
Monarch - 566 (351 tagged)

Mammal species - 4

Weather Prediction:
Sep 1st - mainly sunny with a high of 25 degrees celcius, north wind at 25km/h and gusting!
The Weather Network

See you along the fence!
Walter

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