[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (31 Oct 2006) 68 Raptors

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Tue Oct 31 21:10:09 EST 2006


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              33          31892          32632
Osprey                       0             14            111
Bald Eagle                   0             44             95
Northern Harrier             6            349            779
Sharp-shinned Hawk          22           4653           9090
Cooper's Hawk                4            393            577
Northern Goshawk             0             11             14
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             76             76
Broad-winged Hawk            0            473           7728
Red-tailed Hawk              2            962           1122
Rough-legged Hawk            0              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              6             10
American Kestrel             0            348           2102
Merlin                       0             39            116
Peregrine Falcon             1             36            101
Unknown                                     5             11
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              3

Total:                      68          39308          54573
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Mike Fitzpatrick

Observers:        Claude Radley, Martin Blagdurn

Visitors:
Ellen Smout from London ON and Martin Blagdurn from Grosse Pte Woods, MI 


Weather:
100 % cloud cover all day.  Wind from S, switching to W by 1pm. Low ceiling
kept birds at comfortable viewing range all day

Raptor Observations:
few birds today, probably due to strong, contrary winds.

Non-raptor Observations:
hardly any passerines noted today;  Claude had a "flock" of 7 loons flying
from N to S towards the lake

Predictions:
a front is coming, so birds wil be on the move.
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Report submitted by Michael Fitzpatrick (eagle2 at ameritech.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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