HSR: Hawk Cliff (28 Sep 2002) Raptor counts (total=599)

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Mon Sep 30 00:30:33 EDT 2002

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2002

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             115            172            172
Osprey                       1            160            160
Bald Eagle                   8             94             94
Northern Harrier            41            613            613
Sharp-shinned Hawk         241           3119           3119
Cooper's Hawk               12             60             60
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           26          67088          67088
Red-tailed Hawk             36             89             89
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           110           2743           2743
Merlin                       0             83             83
Peregrine Falcon             0             26             26
Unknown                      9             28             28

Total:                     599          74275          74275

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

Site Coordinator: Dave Brown

Observers:        Barry Cherriere, Keith Sealy, Matt Oswald, Tom Bolohan

Lots of people down to visit today...Matt, Wayne, Jesse and his uncle Neil,
Harvey, Jim, Ben and Brenda Kulon, Ray Riley, Brendan, Randy and Debra,
Tom and Tim, Bob and Jeff and Jane Boyce...and a few more whose names I
didn't get.

After some cloud to the east disappeared there wasn't a cloud in the sky
for the rest of the day. The wind started at N then to NE and eventually
around to E and even SE in the afternoon. Temp made it to 17.

Not a bad flight earlier with the winds from the north. A total of 9 Bald
Eagle with one especially great looking immature with a large amount of
white underneath. Very striking. Not a single Peregrine today.

The Blue Jays were on the move today...I'm sure there were thousands that
passed westward past the cliff. Also lots of good warblers still moving
through...Palm, Black-Throated Green, Blackpoll, Pine, Tenessee, Redstart
and piles of Yellow-Rumps. Also saw the local Pileated Woodpeckers again
and had a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker working in the willows behind the

What will Sunday bring...with winds from the S and still warm I'm not
expecting there to be much of a flight.
Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
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Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

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