Sep 27th - The Heat and Humidity is Finally Leaving! (updated)

The north winds have arrived, raptors have arrived, and so have the biting Stable Flies!  If you're planning on being at the park tomorrow, wear long pants!  Thank you both Theresa and Terry for today's reports.

Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto
27 September 2017
08:15am - 01:30pm (Theresa)
01:45pm - 03:30pm (Terry)

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 23
Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 11
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 7
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Total - 56

To Date:
Turkey Vulture - 46
Osprey - 27
Bald Eagle - 30
Northern Harrier - 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 182
Cooper's Hawk - 19
Broad-winged Hawk - 19
Red-tailed Hawk - 22
American Kestrel - 52
Merlin - 13
Peregrine Falcon - 5
Total - 434

Other Birds:
Canada Goose - 7
Loon sp. - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (locals)
Ring-billed Gull - 15
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Woodpecker sp. - 1
Merlin - 1 (local, chasing the Peregrine Falcon)
Northern Flicker - 1
Blue Jay - 280
American Crow - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
American Robin - 10
Cedar Waxwing - 5
Palm Warbler - 1
Warbler sp. - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 15
Northern Cardinal - 2
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Common Grackle - 2
American Goldfinch - 2
House Sparrow - 5

Insects:
Monarch - 2200

Dragonfly sp. - lots

Hawkwatchers:
Theresa, Ron, Berle, Chris, Terry, Betty, and Ed

Weather Prediction:
Northwest wind all day long!  Should be a great day!




Special added bonus hawk-watching coverage...

With me feeling a little under the weather this morning I only made it as far as the backyard to do a bit of raptor watching.  It turned out to be fairly good.  With texting back and forth to Theresa I know many of my birds weren't seen at Rosetta.  Almost all of the birds seen from the yard were flying due west and would've passed to the north of the park and likely out of sight.

Butchered Gardens Hawk Watch, Toronto
27 September 2017
11:00am - 02:00pm

Today:
Turkey Vulture - 15
Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 3
American Kestrel - 5
Total - 34

Other Birds:
Canada Goose - 11
Loon sp. - 3
Turkey Vulture - 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Chimney Swift - 2

Insects:
Cabbage White - 4
Monarch - 172 (22 landed in the garden)
Painted Lady - 3

Dragonfly sp. - lots!

Hawkwatcher:
Walter

See you at Rosetta early tomorrow,
Walter

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