[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (09 Sep 2006) 118 Raptors

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Mon Sep 11 18:09:06 EDT 2006


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              13             13             13
Osprey                       5             16             16
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Northern Harrier            19             66             66
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14             62             62
Cooper's Hawk                3              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4             45             45
Red-tailed Hawk             10             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            48            107            107
Merlin                       2              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown                                                     

Total:                     118            348            348
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hall-Brooks

Observers:        Bob Pettit, Claude Radley, Dan Lumm, Karen Padbury,
                  Kathy Evans, Rachel Powless

Visitors:
First day of the Festival of the Hawks and many visited the site today. We
said goodbye to Mike and Viv from Yorkshire, UK after their two-week stay
in Essex County, Ontario. We thank them for exhibiting true HBMO spirit
and values by helping other visitors to see the birds and learn about
them.


Weather:
Sunny with cloudy period and rain in mid afternoon.
Winds began variable (SW-NW-E-SE) for the morning changing at 11:30 a.m.
to NE.

Raptor Observations:
Small numbers of American Kestrels, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Northern Harriers,
Turkey Vultures, Osprey and Red-Tailed Hawks. Two Merlins woke up visitors
and watchers alike.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs and Green Darner dragonflies abound. Warblers were dropping into
the trees around the Tower early and in big numbers.

Predictions:
North-East winds projected and potential for big numbers.
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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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