[Ontbirds]250 raptors, incl.7 peregrines; 3 SNOW GEESE, rusty blackbird, towhee at Cranberry-Oct.8

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Mon Oct 8 17:05:40 EDT 2007


Cranberry Marsh, southwest Whitby, Ontario
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2007--see table below
Observation time: 8am to 2pmEST

Official Counter: Rayfield Pye
Observers: Greg Stuart, Jim McKnight, Jim Munroe, Lisa Locke, Doug Lockrey, Craig McLaughlin,David Wysotski, John Stirrat, Alf Lisk, Jim Skene and many others who helped for short periods of time
Visitors:many Thanksgiving-weekend visitors

Weather: haze lifted during hour 1; medium SW winds; falling BP;TUV=0;24C

Raptor Observations: In spite of "poor" migrating conditions many raptors "out to the east"
decided to come west!! The thrill of having 7 PEREGRINE FALCONS fly through
fairly low caught everyone's attention. Most of the raptors were moving high and to the north. 2 immature Bald Eagles flew through at 1pm and 1:44pmEST
Non-raptor Observations:
rusty blackbird; eastern towhee; black-throated blue warbler; yellow-rumped
warbler; swamp sparrow; 6 black-bellied plovers; 3 SNOW GEESE; 44 MONARCHS;
red admiral; MOURNING CLOAK; several sulphurs

A number of us will be at the OFO annual meeting in Pelee this weekend. I thank in advance those who will 
help with the observing AND recording at the platform on each of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please ensure that daily pages are kept in the cupboard AND the cupboard is locked. 
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              32             43            308
Osprey                       2              7            165
Bald Eagle                   2              3             39
Northern Harrier            20             25            163
Sharp-shinned Hawk         138            167           1771
Cooper's Hawk               21             29             71
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              2
Broad-winged Hawk            1              3           3183
Red-tailed Hawk             13             20            116
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            11             21            585
Merlin                       0              2             23
Peregrine Falcon             7             13             28
Unknown                      3             10             71

Total:                     250            343           6525

Doug Lockrey, coordinator CMRW
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