Wind (current)

Aug 22nd - NW Wind, 7 Raptors!

Today was a great day to get out and enjoy the weather, the company of others and also to watch a few early migrants fly over the park. Although maybe not as exciting as we'd hoped but we did have an adult Bald Eagle fly over the center of the park and sometimes that's all you really need!

Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Unidentified Raptor - 1
Total - 7

To Date:
Osprey - 4
Bald Eagle - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Unidentified Raptor - 1
Total - 10

Eagle Time (EDT):
02:05pm - BE - adult

Other Birds:
Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, and Red-tailed Hawk (all local birds).  Many migrant songbirds are starting appear throughout the park including Warblers, Vireos, and Flycatchers.

Butterflies - A good variety was observed again today including yet another Giant Swallowtail!  Monarch migration continued with an estimated count of 125.  Betty had a busy day catching and tagging 60 of them.  A decent number of dragonflies are starting to appear in the sky over the park.

Bruce F, Theresa, Ron, Berle, Hugh, Cori, Betty, Ann, Chris, Sheldon, and myself.  Thankyou everyone!

Thursday starts out with NW wind but will swing around to SW before the morning ends.

See you again soon,