Oct 19th - No Clouds, Wrong Wind, 162 Birds?!?!

Kind of a surprise to everyone that there were as many birds as there were given the conditions.  Oh well, we'll taken it.  A nice highlight today was seeing 4 Northern Harriers flying together just out over the lake.

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 102
Osprey - 1
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 18
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 30
American Kestrel - 3
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 162

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2029
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 90
Northern Harrier - 103
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1177
Cooper's Hawk - 39
Northern Goshawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 13
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 216
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 1
American Kestrel - 273
Merlin - 81
Peregrine Falcon - 40
Total - 4359

Other Birds:
Black-capped Chickadee - many flying through the park
White-breasted Nuthatch - many flying through and over the park

Butterflies:
American Lady - 1
Cabbage White - 11
Clouded Sulphur - 2
Fiery Skipper - 2
Monarch - 30 (5 tagged), current cumulative count - 4552 (976 tagged)
Orange Sulphur - 4

People:
Sophie, Peter, Dave, Pat & Nancy, Carol, Hugh, Berle, Betty, Terry, Joyce, and Trudy.  Thank you everyone for your help finding, pointing out, and ID'ing most of today's high-flyers.

Weather Prediction:
Rain with a bit of rain mixed-in!  See you when it stops.

Walter

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