[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (06 Oct 2006) 3050 Raptors

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Sat Oct 7 01:10:24 EDT 2006


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            2712           9149           9889
Osprey                       1              7            104
Bald Eagle                   3             20             71
Northern Harrier            24            115            545
Sharp-shinned Hawk         153           1036           5473
Cooper's Hawk               13            137            321
Northern Goshawk             0              0              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          4              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk           54            465           7720
Red-tailed Hawk             83            206            366
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              4
American Kestrel             2            260           2014
Merlin                       0             25            102
Peregrine Falcon             1             14             79
Unknown                                                    6
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              3

Total:                    3050          11439          26704
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Pettit, Jim McCoy

Observers:        Bob Collins, Bob Pettit, Brent Schlenk, Claude Radley,
                  Jim McCoy, Mike Malone, Pat Schlenk

Visitors:
Bob Collins from Dexter, MI


Weather:
Clear blue skies were filled with strong North to Northeast winds 6-15
km/h. No clouds visibility 29 KM. Temperature ranged from 7.8C to 14C
degrees. Humidity ranged from 67-47 %. Barometer steady 30.45 mm Hg.

Raptor Observations:
Good flights for all species recorded. Two immature Bald Eagles got us
believing they were Swainson's with dark mottling on  the breast and head
area. With pictures that were identified as Swainson's hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Good NE to ESE winds with a mixed sky but a good flight.
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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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