HSR: Hawk Cliff Raptor Counts, Sep 20, 2002

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Sat Sep 21 15:37:23 EDT 2002


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              7              7
Osprey                       2            117            117
Bald Eagle                   3             43             43
Northern Harrier             2            339            339
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15           1705           1705
Cooper's Hawk                0             12             12
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0           2262           2262
Red-tailed Hawk              0             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             7           1619           1619
Merlin                       3             44             44
Peregrine Falcon             4             15             15
Unknown                      0              5              5

Total:                      36           6178           6178
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Site Coordinator: Keith Sealy

Observers:        

Visitors:
Thanks to Melody and Martin Sakolich from Ohio for all their help spotting
today with Keith Sealy.


Weather:
Hot...again. Mostly overcast. Hit 27 with mainly S winds. Unsettled weather
moving in on the leading edge of the cold front. 

Observations:
Some nice Merlins and Peregrines today.



Predictions:
Saturday will continue to be unsettled earlier in the morning with strong
west winds that will eventually become variable. Sun for the afternoon
might bring a small flight of buteos.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch:
Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

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