[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (27 Oct 2006) 30 Raptors

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Fri Oct 27 14:10:52 EDT 2006


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0          30683          31423
Osprey                       0             14            111
Bald Eagle                   1             43             94
Northern Harrier            19            308            738
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5           4178           8615
Cooper's Hawk                2            357            541
Northern Goshawk             0              5              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             69             69
Broad-winged Hawk            0            473           7728
Red-tailed Hawk              2            712            872
Rough-legged Hawk            0              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              2              6
American Kestrel             0            328           2082
Merlin                       0             38            115
Peregrine Falcon             1             33             98
Unknown                                     5             11
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              3

Total:                      30          37255          52520
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Claude Radley

Observers:        

Visitors:
A brief visit from a father and young son from Oshawa today.


Weather:
Intermittent light drizzle becoming light rain by the end of the watch. 
Visibility variable from 2 to 8 km, dropped to less than 1 km by 11:30. 
Broken to overcast stratus fractus at 400 feet below an overcast layer of
stratus.  Easterly winds at 5-10 kph.

Raptor Observations:
Harriers, a few Sharpies, Cooper's and Red-tailed and one Peregrine who
crossed the line to perch on the Eagle tree where it remained.  A first
year Bald Eagle was escorted through by our local trio.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of Sparrows, including a good number of Fox, in the park along with
Thrushes, Kinglets and Yellow-rumped Warblers.  Ring-necked Duck was the
new species on the marsh.

Predictions:
Windy, windy, windy.  Overcast with light rain or light drizzle changing to
light rain showers around dawn. Temperature remaining steady near 6C. 
Northwest winds at 25 kph increasing to 25 gusting to 45 by mid morning
and 40 gusting to 55 by late morning. 
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Report submitted by Claude Radley (ca at radley.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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