[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (05 Oct 2005) 32 Raptors

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Wed Oct 5 16:10:37 EDT 2005


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0            323            481
Osprey                       0              5             74
Bald Eagle                   0              4             44
Northern Harrier             1             23            346
Sharp-shinned Hawk          29            399           4174
Cooper's Hawk                0             26            174
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              7
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           7841
Red-tailed Hawk              0             27            171
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             24           1313
Merlin                       1              4             73
Peregrine Falcon             0              7             26
Unknown                      0              2             10

Total:                      32            856          14735
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Betty Learmouth

Observers:        Cherise Charron, Karen Padbury

Visitors:
Visitors today included Jim Sapah of Akron, OH, Derek and Sylvia Roe of
Woodstock, ON, and Steve and Kres Vessey of Bolwing Green, OH.  Local hawk
watchers were on hand from Windsor and Leamington.


Weather:
Warm and hazy today with variable winds, mainly from a southerly direction.

Raptor Observations:
A light migration today with the Merlin at 8:40 a.m. of interest.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Blue Jay migration continued today with 12,862 reported along with
blackbirds and American Goldfinch.

Predictions:
Tomorrow's forecast indicates sunny conditions, then becoming cloudy with a
sixty percent chance of rain late in the day.  Southwest winds to continue
with warm temperatures again tomorrow.  Friday is to be cloudy and
Saturday may bring showers.
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Report submitted by Betty Learmouth (bettlear at wincom.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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