Fw: neither cold nor rain deterred us from picking up 2 Bald Eagles, 5 Roughies at Cranberry Marsh RW, Whitby,ON,CA Nov.17-23'02
lockrey33 at rogers.com
Sat Nov 30 21:05:38 EST 2002
The Cranberry Marsh Raptor Watch came to an official close on Sat.Nov.30'02.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE HAWKS WILL CEASE MOVING THROUGH!! I DO ASK
BIRDERS TO REPORT ON ONTBIRDS ANY FUTURE SIGHTINGS.
Due to relatively few good-weather days (for hawk migration) the 99-day
total of 4902 was 8100 below the previous 12 years' average!!!! LOOK AT THE
BROAD-WINGED TOTAL BELOW!!!
I am grateful to the many volunteers who stuck with it--indeed, we did have
some great hours.
An adult BALD EAGLE may show itself in the willow tree along the lakefront.
The birder-favourite bird-feeding station has been set up at the north
pathway entry on Hall's Rd., thanks to George & Karl; large numbers of House
Finches are regulars to date.
Among non-raptor species viewed from the CMRW platform this week have been
N.Shrike, Flicker, White-crowned Sparrow, Swamp Sparrows, white-morph Snow
Geese,Rusty Blackbirds,Snow Buntings,Red-throated Loon (Nov.24), Long-tailed
For the Nov.24-Nov.30 week the following migrants were recorded (season
totals in brackets):
> Turkey Vulture-- 2 ( 1128 )
> Osprey-- - ( 74 )
> Bald Eagle-- 1 ( 20 )
> Northern Harrier-- 3 ( 117 )
> Sharp-shinned-- 8 ( 1360 )
> Cooper's-- 1 ( 43 )
> Northern Goshawk-- - 1 ( 20 )
> Red-shouldered --- (26 )
> Broad-winged-- - ( 281 )
> Swainson's - ( 0 )
> Red-tailed-- 38 ( 950 )
> Rough-legged-- 2 ( 47 )
> Golden Eagle-- - 1 ( 12 )
> Am. Kestrel-- - ( 715 )
> Merlin-- 2 ( 13 )
> Peregrine-- - ( 8 )
> Unidentified-- - 2 ( 88 )
> TOTAL-- 61 ( 4902 )
> The CMRW is located at the base of Hall's Rd. in southwest Whitby,ON,CA
> Coordinator--DOUG LOCKREY, Whitby,ON
> Counters, Observers--Karl Jennewein, Dan Kaczynski,Susan Morgan,Brian
Steele,Rayfield Pye,King Baker,Jim McKnight,Charlie Adey,Carol Horner,Don
Moore, Leon Schlicter,Jim Fairchild,George Morrison,Doerchen Mohr
"Doug Lockrey" <lockrey33 at rogers.com>
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