Nov 4th - Another Beautiful Day!

Oh my, what a beautiful day to be at the park enjoying the weather, the company, and the birds!  Highlights of the day were the Goshawks, of course.  Always the crowd-pleasers!

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Northern Goshawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 3
Total - 13

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2452
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 102
Northern Harrier - 162
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1455
Cooper's Hawk - 62
Northern Goshawk - 16
Red-shouldered Hawk - 52
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 664
Rough-legged Hawk - 5
Golden Eagle - 5
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 84
Peregrine Falcon - 42
Total - 5671

our resident Merlin up on his favourite perch (Walter)

the Merlin (left) up annoying the local Cooper's Hawk (Walter)

Other Birds:
Black-capped Chickadee - many still moving through the park
Loon sp - 2 flying overhead

Unfortunately for the most part the songbird migration appears to be nearing it's end but you just never know what may show up at any given time.

Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 3

People:
Dave & Mary Beth, Hugh, Arvo, Bruce & Ann Falls, Ann, Dave, Pat & Nancy, Cori, Paul, Gary, plus a few others.  Thanks for all the help and the camaraderie today!

Weather Prediction:
A day of west wind tomorrow.

Walter

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