[Ontbirds]HSR: Cranberry Marsh (31 Oct 2004) 44 Raptors

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Sun Oct 31 10:10:04 EST 2004


Cranberry Marsh
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2004
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               6            757           1141
Osprey                       0              8            116
Bald Eagle                   0              4             38
Northern Harrier             2             30            101
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            269            890
Cooper's Hawk                2             29             87
Northern Goshawk             1             13             13
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             15             18
Broad-winged Hawk            0              5            895
Red-tailed Hawk             11            315            525
Rough-legged Hawk           18            111            111
Golden Eagle                 0              7              7
American Kestrel             0             64            446
Merlin                       0              9             40
Peregrine Falcon             0             17             30
Unknown                      0             47            120

Total:                      44           1700           4578
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Walsh

Observers:        Derek & Jennifer Lyon, John Floegl, John Stirrat,
                  Keith Sharp

Visitors:
at any one time we had up to 20 observers


Weather:
strong west winds; rising BP; 13C; 60-90% cloud cover; TUV=0-100 ft./min.

Observations:
most raptors exhibited difficulty flying into the west winds, creating
problems for the counters as the birds kept circling back and around; 

6 TV, 2 N.Harrier, 4 SS, 2 CH, 1 N.Goashawk,11 Red-tailed and 18
Rough-legged 

1 Hudsonian GODWIT WAS SEEN PERCHED JUST ABOVE THE EAST-SIDE WETLAND AT
1205;

Tree Sp., Fox Sp.
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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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