[Ontbirds] PURPLE FINCH, AMERICAN PIPITS, RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Cranberry--only 2 raptors--Nov.7/06
lockrey33 at rogers.com
Tue Nov 7 16:55:29 EST 2006
Continuing mild south winds and a Thermal Updraft Velocity=0 along the Lake
waterfront spell few migrating raptors--only 2 on Nov.7-- great looks at
low-flying juvenile Cooper's Hawk and Northern Goshawk before a group of 6
packed it after 2 hours, before the rains arrived.
Noone reported the Northern Parula, seen over the past 3 days.
At the north pathway 50 American Pipits were heard and seen overhead.
Views from the south platform included Swamp Sparrow, male PURPLE FINCH,
female Rusty Blackbird, many Cedar Waxwings, Fox Sparrow.
Observations made by 6 raptor-observers over 2 hours on Nov.7
Observers--Dan Kaczynski, Jim Munroe, Jim Skeine, Karl Jennewein
Day's Count TOTAL
>>> Turkey Vulture 0 2233
>>> Osprey 0 0158
>>> Bald Eagle 0 55
>>> N. Harrier 0 203
>>> Sharp-shinned 0 1753
>>> Cooper's 1 154
>>> Northern Goshawk 1 17
>>> Red-shouldered 0 59
>>> Broad-winged 0 974
>>> Red-tailed 0 668
>>> Rough-legged 0 5
>>> Golden Eagle 0 7
>>> American Kestrel 0 654
>>> Merlin 0 29
>>> Peregrine 0 16
>>> Unidentified 0 77
>>> TOTAL 2 7087
>>>>From the west--Exit 401 at Salem Rd. in Ajax, south to Bayly, east
>>>>Lakeridge Rd., one block to Hall's Rd., south towards the lake, parking
>>>>the entrance to the south pathway.
>>>>From the east--Exit 401 at Brock St. in Whitby, south to Victoria, west
>>>>past the Lynde C.A. parking lot to Hall's Rd.--
>>> Doug Lockrey, Whitby, ON
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