HSR: Holiday Beach (24 Oct 2003) Raptor counts (total=818)

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Fri Oct 24 07:10:04 EDT 2003


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             695          22030          22266
Osprey                       0             26             95
Bald Eagle                   0             19             74
Northern Harrier             6            596            870
Sharp-shinned Hawk          72           5468           9364
Cooper's Hawk                7            389            487
Northern Goshawk             2             18             27
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            235            237
Broad-winged Hawk            0           2889           7012
Red-tailed Hawk             27            982           1097
Rough-legged Hawk            0             10             10
Golden Eagle                 1              6              6
American Kestrel             0           1027           2207
Merlin                       0             28             61
Peregrine Falcon             0             27             49
Unknown                      3             20             26
Swainson's Hawk              0              2              2

Total:                     818          33772          43890
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob Pettit

Observers:        Jeanice Seals, Phyllis Coble

Visitors:
Paula Lozano, Bob Finkelstein, Barbara Hudgell, Bobbie Hudgell, Donna
Bedard, Jim Crozier, and others. Thanks for the help.


Weather:
Mostly Clear, Wind SSW-S 3-9 mph, 

Observations:
Sharpies tended to be over tower and on north horizon. RTs mostly on north
horizon. TVs north horizon.
Much of the counting and ID done with scope on north horizon.

Good migration for blackbirds and starlings and crows. Eastern Meadowlark
-2, Many Am Pipits.

Predictions:
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
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