Sep 16th - Another Bald Eagle!

Thankyou to those who visited and reported from the hawk watch after I left at 2:00pm.  Sometimes life gets in the way of fun.  The day was a little slow with wrong wind and all blue sky but it was enjoyable being there nonetheless.

Today:
Bald Eagle - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
American Kestrel - 2
Merlin - 1
Total - 9

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 39
Osprey - 34
Bald Eagle - 63
Northern Harrier - 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 431
Cooper's Hawk - 9
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 233
Red-tailed Hawk - 21
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 143
Merlin - 30
Peregrine Falcon - 6
Total - 1058

Merlin (Lee)

One of possibly 3 local Red-tailed Hawks (Lee)

The attacking Jays might've got this Merlin's tail feather! (Lee)

 
 The Jays did not take to kindly to this Merlin hanging around their park (Lee)

 Merlin (Lee)

Other Birds:
Blue Jay - A good number were on the move migrating today

Butterflies:
Fiery Skipper - 2
Monarch - 30 (12 tagged)
Orange Sulphur - 1

Mammals:
Raccoon - 7

People:
Lee, Trudy, Terry, Betty, Manny, Berle, Tim, Jessica L (from Quest Nature Tours), Bruce G (visiting for Sudbury).  At the time of writing, it's Saturday afternoon, so I apologize to anyone I may have forgotten.

Weather Prediction:
All-day rain for Saturday!

Walter

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