[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (22 Sep 2007) 1247 Raptors

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Mon Sep 24 21:09:53 EDT 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             120            272            272
Osprey                       2            106            106
Bald Eagle                  11             85             85
Northern Harrier            49            339            339
Sharp-shinned Hawk         729           5683           5683
Cooper's Hawk               19            189            189
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk          134          17405          17405
Red-tailed Hawk             16            165            165
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           160            939            939
Merlin                       7             47             47
Peregrine Falcon             0             16             16
Unknown                                     6              6

Total:                    1247          25256          25256
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Dan Lumm

Observers:        Bob Pettit, Steve Greidanus

Visitors:
The tower was packed with visitors from the start of the watch to the end. 
Many old friends and many new helped with the count.  Thanks to Dan and
Steve for the great job welcoming visitors and counting.


Weather:
Morning cloud giving way to sunshine, mild temps and SW-NW winds were the
order of the day

Raptor Observations:
A good showing of raptors for the first day of the Hawk Festival.  The
raptor banders were busy in the morning with numerous Sharp-shinned hawks
being netted.

Non-raptor Observations:
The blue tied continued with Jays winging West. A decent fallout of
passerines in the park overnight provided the banders with ample birds for
their banding demonstaration and the adoption program.
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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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