As predicted yesterday, not much was flying today but despite that, it was a beautiful day to be out and at the park!
Osprey - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Total - 5
An adult Osprey (Lee)
A juvenile Cooper's Hawk (Lee)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Warbler sp - several
Lincoln's Sparrow (Arvo)
Monarch - 30 (estimated count)
Mourning Cloak - 1
Painted Lady - 1 (species #25 since August 1st!)
Monarch resting on Butterfly Bush (Walter)
Painted Lady nectaring on Butterfly Bush (Walter)
A park worker caring for an orphaned baby Eastern Gray Squirrel (Arvo)
This little fellow was named 'Alan'
(Eastern Gray Squirrels have two colour morphs - Gray and Black)
Mike Wiskus flying 'Super Stinker' out over the lake before the airshow at the CNE (Arvo)
And just when you thought you'd seen everything possible at the park...
A canoe portage!!! (Arvo)
(I can't even come up with a comment that's fitting for this one)
Sunday will be a day of very light wind, mostly from the east.....not conducive to good raptor movement!
See you soon,