HSR: Holiday Beach (19 Sep 2003) Raptor counts (total=49)

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Fri Sep 19 09:09:02 EDT 2003


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               1             42             42
Osprey                       0             40             40
Bald Eagle                   0             39             39
Northern Harrier             0            119            119
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34           1641           1641
Cooper's Hawk                0             44             44
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0           1154           1154
Red-tailed Hawk              0             83             83
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            12            468            468
Merlin                       0             18             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown                      2              5              5

Total:                      49           3655           3655
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Pettit

Observers:        

Weather:
Goodby Isabel!!

Storm track caused NW winds averaging 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph. The
wind began to become a 'backing' wind by shifting to WNW, W, And remaining
West from 1-3 pm EST when the site was closed.
Rain ended about 10 am EST and winds remained about 10 mph average with
gusts to 15 mph. 
Sky was mostly 100% cloud cover with short periods of 80% cover.

Observations:
Sharpies and 'K-birds' with a suspect TV. Most arriving after 11 AM.
Sharpies would consider moving west and retreat to the woods only to try
later. Kestrels went straight though.



Predictions:
SW winds with sunny with partly cloudy skys. Nice temps. More birds than
today. Broadwings are due. They will fly regardless of wind direction.
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
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