HSR: Holiday Beach (25 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=422)

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Fri Oct 25 17:23:00 EDT 2002


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Essex County, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             151          19776          20006
Osprey                       0             30            102
Bald Eagle                   2             26             36
Northern Harrier             9            341            592
Sharp-shinned Hawk          30           3620           7159
Cooper's Hawk               11            290            338
Northern Goshawk             0             21             25
Red-shouldered Hawk         43            300            304
Broad-winged Hawk            0             13           4886
Red-tailed Hawk            164           2283           2362
Rough-legged Hawk            0             12             12
Golden Eagle                 0             20             21
American Kestrel             0            740           2011
Merlin                       0             25             90
Peregrine Falcon             0             41             57
Unknown                     12             43             55

Total:                     422          27581          38056
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Site Coordinator: Bob Pettit

Observers:        Jeanice Seals, Phyllis Coble, Teresa Lindsey

Visitors:
John and Florence Hawarden of Waterford, MI
Phyllis Coble, Jeanele Seals, Theresa Lindsey of TN


Weather:
Wind NE to ENE to E. Becoming East during 12-1 hour EST. 

Observations:
Slow between 8 and 10. Sky clearing some and the rain, drizzle, had
stopped. Many birds (for the conditions) flew and some higher than unaided
eye until aboout 12:30 when the wind was brisk from the East. Many
individuals were low over the tower and some were coming from the
southeast off of the lake. They were presummed to be over the lake because
the 'thermal' they were in was blown out over the water and they needed to
return to the land area where thermals are forming and they still must go
westward so they take a northwest direction and they appear out of the
southeast.

Am Crow - approx 5,100
E. Phoebe - 3
Sedge Wren - 2
Sora - 2
Snipe - 3
Golden-cr Kinglet - 75
Tundra Swan - 4
Bonaparte's Gull - 15
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/


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