Oct 13th - From Harrier To Harrier

Our first bird of the day was a Northern Harrier and so was our last.  In-between those two we had 315 other raptors today.  A late day push of Vultures helped to improved our count for the day somewhat.  My thanks to everyone for another fun day at the office!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 164
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 111
Cooper's Hawk - 5
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 23
American Kestrel - 4
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 317

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 1909
Osprey - 58
Bald Eagle - 90
Northern Harrier - 96
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1142
Cooper's Hawk - 38
Northern Goshawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 13
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 181
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 270
Merlin - 81
Peregrine Falcon - 30
Total - 4147

Eagle Time (DST):
01:10 - BE
02:42 - BE

our first eagle of the day! (Arvo)

a young Peregrine with a transmitter attached (Arvo)
(click on the photo to see the wire under it's tail)

Other Birds:
Black-capped Chickadee - several moving through the trees
Blue Jay - many flocks still flying over the park
Loon sp - 7
Red-necked Grebe - 1

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 5
Monarch - 2 (0 tagged)

People:
Trudy, Kris, Manny, Ron, Rosemary, Allison, Arvo, Betty, Glen, Eleanor, Bruce, Jean, Berle, Carol, Bruce Falls and family, Joyce, Vickie and Diane, and many others.  Thankyou for all your help!

Weather Prediction:
Mostly moderate SW wind for tomorrow.

See you at the park,
Walter

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