Sep 21st - A Few Hawks and Butterflies

Today:
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 11
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Merlin - 2
Total - 17

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 41
Osprey - 36
Bald Eagle - 63
Northern Harrier - 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 503
Cooper's Hawk - 10
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 233
Red-tailed Hawk - 23
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 151
Merlin - 40
Peregrine Falcon - 6
Total - 1162

Merlin (Walter)

Other Birds:
Belted Kingfisher - 1 flying low over the park and heading north
Blue Jay - hundreds passing over the park again today

Butterflies:
American Lady - 1
Black Swallowtail - 1
Clouded Sulphur - 4
Eastern Tailed Blue - 1
Fiery Skipper - 2 or 3
Monarch - 200 estimated (52 tagged)
Orange Sulphur - 1
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 1

 A fresh female Fiery Skipper (Walter)

People:
Trudy, Mark, Lee, Arvo, Norm, Terry, Betty, Leonardo, Peter, Allison, Carol, Sophie, Mikal, and a few others including a gentleman from the Cranberry Hawk Watch (sorry I didn't get your name) and Marty & Ginny (birders visiting Toronto from Madison, Wisconsin).  Today's Osprey flew low and straight over the center of the park while Marty and I were chatting.  Nice of the bird to demonstrate the terrific view we get at Rosetta of the hawks.  Also many Blue Jays were passing by low overhead as well during their time with us.

Weather Prediction:
South wind tomorrow!  Maybe a Jaeger out on the lake?!!!

Walter

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