I'd like to thank Murray for organizing and bringing his Nature Lovers 'Meet-up' group to the park today. Always a fun time whether we have birds or not! Many folks hung around long enough to see a few migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks while others learned all about tagging migrating Monarch butterflies. We look forward to the return of any of the folks from the group that would like to see the raptors flying over on a much better day, especially one with northwest wind. Always remember this 'Northwest is best!'
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 7
Total - 7
Turkey Vulture - 23
Osprey - 18
Bald Eagle - 49
Northern Harrier - 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 76
Cooper's Hawk - 4
Broad-winged Hawk - 135
Red-tailed Hawk - 9
American Kestrel - 39
Merlin - 13
Peregrine Falcon - 4
Total - 388
Much quieter today with only a few warblers being seen.
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Paul)
Ovenbird (a species of Warbler) (Paul)
Monarch - 17 (13 tagged)
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 1
unidentified sp - 1 flying! (very likely Spicebush or Pipevine Swallowtail)
Just the usual suspects; squirrels!
Thankyou to everyone who came out today from the Meet-up group and thankyou to everyone from our group for making them feel so welcome!
Yet another 'Heat Warning' is in effect for tomorrow! There will be few to no birds flying so try to stay cool elsewhere if you can.