Nov 5th - More Butterflies Than Birds!!!

Today:
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Merlin - 1
Total - 3

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 2452
Osprey - 59
Bald Eagle - 102
Northern Harrier - 162
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1455
Cooper's Hawk - 62
Northern Goshawk - 17
Red-shouldered Hawk - 52
Broad-winged Hawk - 236
Red-tailed Hawk - 665
Rough-legged Hawk - 5
Golden Eagle - 5
American Kestrel - 275
Merlin - 85
Peregrine Falcon - 42
Total - 5674

Other Birds:
Common Raven - 7
Owl sp - 1 (seen rising up briefly over the trees in the distance and towards the apartment building on Glen Everest - first thought to be a Red-tailed Hawk but quickly dismissed by unusual flapping.  Noted 'commas' on wings and slight buffy colouring on the underside.  Just as the bird turned and dropped down below the trees is when I noticed that the bird had a very flat face - likely either Long-eared or Short-eared.

Bugs:
Butterflies:
Cabbage White - 14
Clouded Sulphur - 2
Mourning Cloak - 1
Orange Sulphur - 2

Dragonflies:
Autumn Meadowhawk - 1
Green Darner - 1

a fresh looking Clouded Sulphur (Walter)

People:
Bruce, Hugh, Cori, Sandra & Paul, Dave, Berle, Carol, Mark, and a few other visitors.

Weather Prediction:
Wind from the north during the morning and then switching around to more southerly in the afternoon.

Walter

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