[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (07 Oct 2005) 3808 Raptors

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Fri Oct 7 22:10:05 EDT 2005


Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            2130           2581           2739
Osprey                       1              7             76
Bald Eagle                   8             15             55
Northern Harrier            64             92            415
Sharp-shinned Hawk        1048           1526           5301
Cooper's Hawk               61             93            241
Northern Goshawk             5              5              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          3              9             10
Broad-winged Hawk           60             67           7902
Red-tailed Hawk             63             92            236
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           351            390           1679
Merlin                       6             12             81
Peregrine Falcon             6             14             33
Unknown                      0              2             10

Total:                    3808           4907          18786
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Pettit

Observers:        Claude Radley, Dan Lumm, Jim McCoy, Teri Miracle

Visitors:
Steve Kopacz helped with the count. Thanks.


Weather:
11.2 C - 14.6 degrees C; 100%-90% cloud cover; wind N 8-15 mph (mostly too
much); visibility 28+ km; flight height Merlins above ground and water
level (harriers too) to the limit of unaided vision. Did I mention too
much wind.

Raptor Observations:
Good flights! Two of every species except Golden Eagle with zero. TVs were
all over the sky. Sometimes they looked like so many scattered eight balls
after the break on a pool table.
First Rough-legged Hawks - both Dark morph with solid blackish on body and
underwings. They were in with TVs.
Good Sharpie and Kestrel numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Let's do it again! Looks like same winds but slower.
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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