Sep 9th - 29 Small-sized Raptors!

We started the day with light NW wind which brought most of the birds along but once the wind swung around to the south the migration dried up!  Watch the weather for Sunday!!!

Today:
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 23
Cooper's Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 2
Total - 29

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 23
Osprey - 18
Bald Eagle - 49
Northern Harrier - 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 99
Cooper's Hawk - 5
Broad-winged Hawk - 135
Red-tailed Hawk - 9
American Kestrel - 42
Merlin - 15
Peregrine Falcon - 4
Total - 417

Other Birds:
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Loon sp - 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Warbler sp - several

Butterflies:
Black Swallowtail - 2
Monarch - 88 (20 tagged)
Mourning Cloak - 1
Northern Crescent - 1 (species #26 since Aug 1st)
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 2

Northern Crescent (Walter)

Mammals:
Mostly just squirrels!

People:
Sheldon, Noam, Paul, Allison, Ron, Norm, Kevin, Berle, Arvo, Hugh, Betty, Eleanor, and a few others.  Thankyou everyone!

Weather Prediction:
Looks like rain off and on for tomorrow but Sunday is looking fantastic at the time of writing.  The Weather Network (Scarborough)

Walter

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