Tagged 24 Monarchs today and counted approximately 200 more in 5 hours. They were flying between 50-75 ft high before dropping into the yard to feed. Many passed us by but all were heading in southwesterly direction. Nectaring on Mexican sunflowers predominantly, but also zinnias, goldenrod, and blue mist flowers.
BTW, we had one day last year (2019) where we counted over 400 in three hours. That was by far one of the biggest counts we've ever experienced here.
Latitude: 35.6 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Bryan
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