[Ontbirds]HSR: Cranberry Marsh (23 Oct 2006) 137 Raptors

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Mon Oct 23 15:10:22 EDT 2006


Cranberry Marsh
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              63           1791           2042
Osprey                       1             12            156
Bald Eagle                   2             14             52
Northern Harrier             2             29            171
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13            472           1522
Cooper's Hawk                8             59            114
Northern Goshawk             0              5             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          4              5              9
Broad-winged Hawk            0              7            974
Red-tailed Hawk             39            145            381
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              2
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             1             16            653
Merlin                       0              5             25
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             14
Unknown                      4             38             90

Total:                     137           2606           6222
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: John Stirrat

Observers:        Dan Kaczynski, Geoff Carpentier, Jean Iron, Ron Pittaway

Visitors:
14 observers and visitors


Weather:
strong W winds; 4-10C; rising BP; TUV=2 should spell a good migration
day---up to 12 observers arrived with great expectations

Raptor Observations:
63 TV; 1 OS; 2 BE (1st and 2nd yrs.); 2 NH; 13 SS; 8 CH; 4 RED-SHOULDERED;
39 RT; 1 AK; 2 UB; 2 UR

Non-raptor Observations:
14 Bonaparte's Gulls, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Shovelers, Wood ducks, Am.
Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, albino Song Sparrow (for
the 3rd day); both kinglets, Brown creeper, fox sparrow, swamp sparrow,
Wilson's Snipe; 10 WILD TURKEYS on the roadway
AND a MOURNING CLOAK butterfly (on the wetland infront of the platform)
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Report submitted by John Douglas Lockrey (lockrey33 at rogers.com)
Cranberry Marsh information may be found at:
http://www.torontobirding.ca/~gtrw




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