HSR: Hawk Cliff (23 Oct 2003) Raptor counts (total=1962)

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Sat Oct 25 08:10:24 EDT 2003


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             662          12482          12640
Osprey                       0             27            112
Bald Eagle                   3             70            101
Northern Harrier            13            971           1312
Sharp-shinned Hawk         111           5930           8216
Cooper's Hawk               21            468            509
Northern Goshawk             8             32             32
Red-shouldered Hawk        343            638            638
Broad-winged Hawk            1           2244           5318
Red-tailed Hawk            750           1962           1962
Rough-legged Hawk            6             13             13
Golden Eagle                15             18             18
American Kestrel             3           1906           4523
Merlin                       0             52             97
Peregrine Falcon             0             55             88
Unknown                     26            106            118
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              2

Total:                    1962          26975          35699
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Keith Sealy

Observers:        Mac, Shay Redmond

Visitors:
Thanks to T. Thomas for helping spot birds today :)


Weather:
Started out at 0 today and reached a high of 8...seems like winter's not
far away :) Lots of cloud cover again today with some good sunny breaks.
Definitely one of the best days so far this year for an excellent raptor
flight. Light N to NW winds all day.

Observations:
Wow!! An awesome flight today with highlights including 15 Golden Eagles!!
Shay Redmond got a nice shot of one of the immatures...check out the Hawk
Cliff Foundation website photo gallery to see the pic. Other good birds
were 6 Rough-legged Hawks, 343 Red-shoulders and another 750 Red-tails. 


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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch:
Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

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