[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2006) 141 Raptors

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Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 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              0              0
Osprey                       0             88             88
Bald Eagle                  12             94             94
Northern Harrier             2            406            406
Sharp-shinned Hawk          83           1095           1095
Cooper's Hawk                1             10             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           12            951            951
Red-tailed Hawk              4             37             37
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            21           1248           1248
Merlin                       1             75             75
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown                      5             14             14

Total:                     141           4019           4019
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Brown

Observers:        Keith Sealy

Visitors:
A few visitors today...Karen Vincent, Bob Garrett, Murray Larmour, Alice &
Roland Buehrle, Al Dunsey, Glen Graham, Fred Gillman, Reanne Bell
(England), Malcolm Key and Jennifer Riley. Thanks as always to Keith for
all his help as always.


Weather:
An unsettled morning,mostly cloudy and quite strong winds from the ENE.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a flight today with 141 birds....including another 12 Bald Eagles,
83 Sharpies and 12 Broadwings.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were still a lot of warblers and other smaller birds in the hawkwatch
area...although not "dripping" off the trees like they were Sunday late
afternoon. New species seen included Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird,
Magnolia Warbler and Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Predictions:
Not much of a flight expected on what will be a fairly wet day. The next
day with promising looking weather is Thursday with NW winds predicted and
a mix of sun and clouds.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm


Site Description:
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch:
Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port
Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

Directions to site:
>From east 401, take the Highbury south cut off at London, follow Highbury
(Hwy 30) south to St. Thomas. Highbury changes into South Edgeware at a
large curve in the road to the west. Follow South Edgeware west to the
first set of traffic lights - Burwell Road, turn left (south) and stay on
this road. It becomes Fairview Ave (Regional Road 22), which runs directly
into Hawk Cliff Road. You will see a sign for Hawkes Cliff Farm, where they
sell fresh vegetables and a gravel road just beyond sign. Just continue
down gravel road to viewing area.

>From west 401, take the Highway # 4 (Colonel Talbot Rd.) exit south,
through Talbotville, road now is Sunset Rd. continue towards St. Thomas;
you will come to a veer in the road, straight up to St. Thomas, veer to
the right for Port Stanley, follow Highway 4, now Sunset to Port Stanley.
As you approach Port Stanley you will come to a large curve  in the road
with a sign saying East St, to the left. Take East St., and follow it to
the first road left, (opposite Port Stanley Water Tower) Dexter Line.
Follow Dexter Line approximately 2 km. and turn right down gravel road at
Hawkes Cliff Farm, and follow gravel road to viewing area 




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