HSR: Cranberry Marsh (13 Sep 2003) Raptor counts (total=30)

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Cranberry Marsh
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              12             26             46
Osprey                       2             37             65
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             1              6             11
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12            274            343
Cooper's Hawk                0              4             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              5             21
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9             26
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1            122            137
Merlin                       1              7             15
Peregrine Falcon             1              5              6
Unknown                      0             12             23

Total:                      30            511            707
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Doug Lockrey

Observers:        Dave Shannon, Jim McKnight, Mike Williamson, Wayne King

Visitors:
Dave Shannon, Ron Pittaway, Jim Mcknight, Wayne King, Carmela Marshal,
Derek & Lyon------, Jennifer----- assisted Diana & Mike Williamson with
the count.


Weather:
mild southeast winds all morning, 17-24C

Observations:
12 Turkey Vultures, 2 Ospreys, 1 N.Harrier, 12 Sharp-shinned Hawks,1
Am.Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine

At 0730 a juvenile Goshawk was noted--the observers agree that it was
probably the bird that was counted yesterday.

several migrating C.Loons
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Report submitted by John Douglas Lockrey (lockrey33 at rogers.com)
Cranberry Marsh information may be found at:
http://www.gtrw.ca


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