Oct 7th - 21 Raptors!

Today's hawk-watching was cut short due the Blue Jays baseball game.  My apologies to anyone who showed-up in the afternoon.

Today:
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 8
Cooper's Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 3
Merlin - 4
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Total - 21

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 191
Osprey - 55
Bald Eagle - 78
Northern Harrier - 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 743
Cooper's Hawk - 24
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 233
Red-tailed Hawk - 26
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 208
Merlin - 66
Peregrine Falcon - 23
Total - 1725

We are just 27 birds short of 70000 raptors counted since BIGFRANK started the Watch back in 2004!

Other Birds:
Blue Jay - lots
Eastern Towhee - 1 heard calling
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 juvenile flying with a group of Jays

Butterflies:
Fiery Skipper- 1
Monarch - 160 (11 tagged)
Orange Sulphur - 3

People:
Allison, Terry, Jason Weir and his ornithology students from the U of T, Bruce and Ann Falls, and a few other visitors.  Thankyou everyone for a wonderful morning at the park!

Weather Prediction:
The weather folks keep changing the wind from W to NW for tomorrow!  My personal feeling is that when they change it to W it's likely WNW.....but I've been known to be wrong in the past.  Anyway, it's likely that there'll be birds tomorrow.  If not, come back on Sunday.

See you over the weekend,
Walter

2 comments:

Zadore said...

I got to see that "large yellowish" butterfly! ;-)

Walter Fisher said...

True dat bro, true dat!