Sep 2nd - Much Slower Today

A sunny day all day with only a couple of clouds made raptor spotting and viewing very difficult.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 7
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 8
Broad-winged Hawk - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Merlin - 1
Total - 26

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 23
Osprey - 17
Bald Eagle - 49
Northern Harrier - 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 66
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 135
Red-tailed Hawk - 9
American Kestrel - 39
Merlin - 10
Peregrine Falcon - 4
Total - 372

Other Birds:
Common Nighthawk - 1
Common Raven - 2
Loon sp - 2
Warbler sp - several

Butterflies:
Monarch - 45 (5 tagged)

People:
Too many to list!  Thank you everyone for a great day despite the low number of hawks.

Weather Prediction:
The forecast over the weekend does not look very promising for the movement of migrating raptors.

Walter

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