[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (02 Oct 2005) 275 Raptors

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Mon Oct 3 19:10:14 EDT 2005


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             127            256            414
Osprey                       1              2             71
Bald Eagle                   1              1             41
Northern Harrier             9             10            333
Sharp-shinned Hawk         108            237           4012
Cooper's Hawk               13             13            161
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            2              2           7837
Red-tailed Hawk              6             15            159
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             7              8           1297
Merlin                       1              2             71
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown                      0              2             10

Total:                     275            548          14427
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hall-Brooks

Observers:        Claude Radley, Jim McCoy

Visitors:
Our thanks to the few who came out today. They made our day more enjoyable
with their presence.


Weather:
Early fog and hazy conditions all day.15 to 24 degrees Celsius. Winds
southerly.

Raptor Observations:
The resident adult Bald Eagles chased off a migrant adult and a female
Merlin buzzed by the Tower but perched in a tree on the shore. This was
the excitment for the day as Turkey Vultures and Sharp-shinned Hawks added
the numbers, slight as they may be.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Blue Jays were out in force today with 31,660 passing the Tower. Over
2000 American Goldfinch were interspersed with the Jays. A lot of Kildeer
today with 60 clocked by the site.

Predictions:
With rain during the night and high humidity forecast, who knows what
tomorrow will bring.
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Report submitted by Bob Hall-Brooks (bhall-brooks at cogeco.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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