[Ontbirds] few migrating hawks at Cranberry since Sep.29, but great rapport and some good songbirds

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Wed Oct 3 17:40:15 EDT 2007


After a wonderful 4-day break in Bala I was so happy to return to a great team of counters-observers at the Cranberry Marsh Raptor Watch--south from Victoria St. on Hall's Rd. in southwest Whtiby.
The table below includes 621 migrating raptors observed from Sep.28 to Sep.30. Since then we have had only 18 over 3 days; but American Pipits, Snow Geese, Rusty Blackbirds and a few Warblers have kept the many observers and photographers who stay for at least 2 hours happy.

Doug Lockrey, coordinator CMRW

Cranberry Marsh, southwest Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1              1            266
Osprey                       1              1            159
Bald Eagle                   0              1             37
Northern Harrier             0              1            139
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              4           1608
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             42
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           3180
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1             97
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3              3            567
Merlin                       1              1             22
Peregrine Falcon             1              3             18
Unknown                                     2             63

Total:                       7             18           6200
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Observation time: 8am to 12 noon EST 
Official Counter: Geoff Carpentier
Observers:        Alan Woods, Jim Munroe, Jim Skene, Rosemary Harris, Doug Lockrey, Jody Melanson, Marty Allenson, Harry Kerr, Jim Griffiths

Weather:
light south winds; TUV=0; falling BP; 21C

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Rusty Blackbirds; 23 Am.Pipits, 2 Snow Geese


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