[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (13 Sep 2006) 131 Raptors

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Wed Sep 13 17:09:23 EDT 2006

Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2006

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0             23             23
Osprey                       0             31             31
Bald Eagle                   0             24             24
Northern Harrier             1            175            175
Sharp-shinned Hawk         126            737            737
Cooper's Hawk                0             28             28
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0           1189           1189
Red-tailed Hawk              0             62             62
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2            502            502
Merlin                       2             19             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              8              8

Total:                     131           2798           2798

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Betty Learmouth

Observers:        Cherise Charron, Ian Woodfield

Everyone is reminded of the second weekend of the Hawk Festival coming up
this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be lots of activities including guided hawk watching at the
tower, hawk, passerine and Monarch talks, adopt a hawk and passerine
opportunities, the Pelee Wings Nature Store display, the Blue Kestrel Cafe
with our famous muffins and a dragonfly walk on Sunday morning at 10:00
a.m. with Paul Pratt.

The rain and thunderstorms predicted for this morning did not take place.
Instead we had gradually clearing to sun and cloud by noon with winds from
the South and Southwest.

Raptor Observations:
A light migration today with mainly Sharp-shinned Hawks.  Two Merlins
blasted through the site which were a highlight.  Several of the Sharpies
took aim at our Northern Flickers as the flickers  fed on the grassy strip
next to the Trout Pond.  The flickers flew but returned, not put off by the
young Sharpies.  The lingering Osprey is still with us, today catching and
eating a fish.

Non-raptor Observations:
A variety of species were seen today including Chimney Swifts, 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Palm Warbler, flycatcher species, Caspian
Terns, and 48 Monarchs heading in a westerly direction due to the South
Report submitted by Betty Learmouth (bettlear at wincom.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:

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