Author: Peter Kasper
Thursday, August 25
The first migrant fall warblers were seen this morning. A half dozen
Tennessee Warblers were in the Main Ring Woods, while a
Great Horned Owl flushed nearby. Several more Tennessee's were found
in the Kautz Road Woods along with a
Bay-breasted Warbler and
Red-eyed Vireos. Two
Cooper's Hawks flew low over my head on
the way to the Sparrow Hedge. Just south of the hedge a third
Cooper's flushed and landed nearby; this was a juvenile. On the way
back, all three
Cooper's were found in a tree at the southeast
corner of Lake Law. They were all juveniles and flying in and out of
the tree, then sparing in the air. This was a great display of
siblings at play.
Caspian Terns are still being seen over Lake Law.
A pair was seen today while seven were present on Sunday.
Henslow's Sparrows were still singing along North Eola Road. Finally, an
American Kestrel were perched in close proximity near the