[Ontbirds]HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (04 May 2006) 35 Raptors

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Thu May 4 19:05:58 EDT 2006


Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             29           5825
Osprey                       2              4             62
Bald Eagle                   0              2             80
Northern Harrier             2              2             89
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15             28           1637
Cooper's Hawk                1              4            194
Northern Goshawk             0              0              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1            677
Broad-winged Hawk            6              9           1934
Red-tailed Hawk              6             13           3038
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0            101
Golden Eagle                 0              0             11
American Kestrel             1              1             61
Merlin                       0              0             12
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              9
Gyrfalcon                    0              0              1
Unknown UA                   0              0             27
Unknown UB                   0              0             88
Unknown UF                   1              1              5
Unknown UE                   0              0              6
Unknown UR                   0              0             47

Total:                      35             95          13910
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Street

Observers:        Bill Smith

Visitors:
Roger and Jane from Manchester, England

Counter visitors: Barry Cherriere, Colin Horstead, Mike Pearson, Phil
Waggett


Weather:
Strong south and southwest winds preceded a cold front that was heading
southeast.

Raptor Observations:
Not a lot of quantity but some quality, with two Osprey, two Northern
Harriers and an adult male Peregrine Falcon counted. The flight in the
first hour was eastbound, very rare at Beamer, caused by the strong winds
pushing up against the front which was almost on top of us.

Non-raptor Observations:
New non-raptors for Beamer today included: House Wren, Grey Catbird,
Great-crested Flycatcher and Green Heron.
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Report submitted by Mike Street (mikestreet at hwcn.org)
Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON information may be found at:
http://www.hwcn.org/link/niaghawk/


Site Description:
Beamer Conservation Area is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment above
the town of Grimsby, Ontario. The site is 1km south of the south shore of
Lake Ontario, 20km east of Hamilton, 40km west of Niagara Falls. 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 72, follow Christie St./Mountain
St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road West, and go
1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to the
conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.



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