The first raptor of the season is...

A Merlin!  I haven't heard of any other sightings of migrating birds of prey, so this will have to be it.  And when I say it, that was the only migrating raptor I saw today.  I went down in the afternoon for an hour or so since the winds were pretty good and the weather was cool, something we normally don't get in August.  There were quite a few monarch butterflies around the fountain and some very talkative blue jays.  All of the photos are mine:

Merlin




 Turkey Vulture




Blue Jays




Monarch




We also saw 2 of the many local turkey vultures going back and forth.

Today:

Merlin - 1

YTD:

Merlin - 1

People:

Lee, Blaine and Rob

See you at the park!

Lee


1 comment:

tjfwhittam said...

Good job Lee!
Merlins continue to expand their territory so this is very appropriate!
The first raptor on our way to 10,000!
Good birding
Terry