Oct 8th - Turkey (Vulture) Time!

The day started with a bit of rain in the morning but once the sky cleared the birds started to fly.  Today's flight was scattered from one side of our viewing area to the other and from just above the trees to just below the clouds.  What a challenging day!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 74
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 123
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 24
American Kestrel - 26
Merlin - 7
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Total - 269

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 265
Osprey - 56
Bald Eagle - 79
Northern Harrier - 85
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 866
Cooper's Hawk - 26
Northern Goshawk - 0
Red-shouldered Hawk - 0
Broad-winged Hawk - 235
Red-tailed Hawk - 50
Rough-legged Hawk - 0
Golden Eagle - 0
American Kestrel - 234
Merlin - 73
Peregrine Falcon - 25
Total - 1994

Eagle Time (DST):
12:55pm - BE

a migrating Red-tailed Hawk (Paul)

a couple of Sharpies (Paul)

Turkey Vulture (Paul)

Other Birds:
Blue Jay - another good stream today
Loon sp - 24
Purple Finch - small groups flying overhead
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1 flyover
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 flyover

Mammals:

 Red Fox having breakfast, a Gray Squirrel (Phil)

Butterflies:
Clouded Sulphur - 5
Fiery Skipper - 1
Monarch - 76 (4 tagged)
Mourning Cloak - 1
Orange Sulphur - 3

People:
Phil, Allison, Peter, Bruce, Kris, Ron, Norm, Sheldon, Trudy, Eleanor, Jean, Carol, Berle, Sarah B, Blane, Mark, Paul, Salman, Charles, Betty, and a couple of other nice folks.  Thankyou everyone for all your help.  It wasn't easy with birds everywhere in the sky!

Weather Prediction:
N and NW wind tomorrow!!!  Should be perfect for a large movement of birds!

See you at the fence,
Walter

PS - Happy Thanksgiving!

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