[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (03 Oct 2005) 115 Raptors

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Mon Oct 3 19:10:10 EDT 2005


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               2            258            416
Osprey                       1              3             72
Bald Eagle                   1              2             42
Northern Harrier             4             14            337
Sharp-shinned Hawk          81            318           4093
Cooper's Hawk                7             20            168
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          5              5              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2           7837
Red-tailed Hawk              4             19            163
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             14           1303
Merlin                       0              2             71
Peregrine Falcon             4              4             23
Unknown                      0              2             10

Total:                     115            663          14542
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Observation start time: 05:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Claude Radley, Jack Boxer

Observers:        Claude Radley, Janina Radley

Weather:
The day started with overcast skies, reduced visibility and light easterly
winds.  Cloud cover diminished and the visibility improved to 10km by
3:30.  Winds remained light and variable out of the E-SE-SW.  The
temperature climbed from 20 to 29 C.  

Raptor Observations:
The bulk of todays birds were Sharpies with a few Red-shouldered putting in
an appearance.  Four Peregrines winged over during the last couple of hours
of the watch. 

Non-raptor Observations:
More than 2500 Blue Jays dominated the skies today.  Two Greater Yellowlegs
were at the ponds for most of the day.  

Predictions:
Tomorrow will be mainly sunny and warm with moderate Southerly winds.
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Report submitted by Claude Radley (ca at radley.ca)
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