[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (29 Sep 2006) 2601 Raptors

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Fri Sep 29 21:09:10 EDT 2006


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             420            721            721
Osprey                       9             90             90
Bald Eagle                   6             46             46
Northern Harrier            38            413            413
Sharp-shinned Hawk         512           4166           4166
Cooper's Hawk                3            159            159
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk         1536           7254           7254
Red-tailed Hawk             12            159            159
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              4              4
American Kestrel            60           1505           1505
Merlin                       2             65             65
Peregrine Falcon             3             56             56
Unknown                                     6              6
Swainson's Hawk              0              2              2

Total:                    2601          14648          14648
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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:        Chuck Sharbaugh, Jim McCoy, Steve Winiarski, Tim Smart

Visitors:
Edmond Pereira from Chicago, IL


Weather:
Wind WNW turning to South @ 11 am EST.
10-17 degree C.
Sunny with clouds increasing throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-wings still trickling through but at the northern horizon seen with
scope.
Turkey Vultures are beginning to show a good start with thermal full at
the northern horizon with scope.
Oscar has been replaced with another Osprey. This was concluded with a
difference in tail markings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays = 55,659, C. Swifts = 67, Nighthawks = 4, Catbird = 1, Caspian
Tern = 2, Sora = 2.

Predictions:
Rain expected but a flight should materialize.
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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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