[Ontbirds] 51 SPECIES AT CRANBERRY-OCT.10-incl.8 PEREGRINES, 402 TURKEY VULTURES, dowitchers

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Wed Oct 10 17:21:30 EDT 2007


Cranberry Marsh, southwest Whitby, Ontario
Daily Raptor Count: Oct 10, 2007--SEE TABLE BELOW

Observation time: 8am to 3pmEST 
Official Counter: Geoff Carpentier (many thanks to Geoff)
Observers: Betsy Smith, Doug Lockrey, Jim Munroe, Rosemary Harris,Jim Skene

Weather:medium SW winds; alternating overcast with sunny skies; falling, then
rising BP; TUV=2; 17C

Raptor Observations: many took a far-north route, but we did have 8 Peregrine Falcons come
through, usually circling, then giving a fly-past before continuing westerly; 16 Northern Harriers, some taking the lake-crossing route; 402 Turkey Vultures. 

Non-raptor Observations (44 species):
incl. 1 SNOW GOOSE; 4 short-billed dowitchers; Wilson's snipe; 23 migrating common loons; several Rusty Blackbirds; lesser yellowlegs; 1 greater yellowlegs 

Migrating Raptors
Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             402            445            710
Osprey                       0              7            165
Bald Eagle                   0              3             39
Northern Harrier            16             41            179
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9            176           1780
Cooper's Hawk                0             29             71
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           3183
Red-tailed Hawk              8             28            124
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             27            591
Merlin                       1              3             24
Peregrine Falcon             8             21             36
Unknown                      1             11             72

Total:                     451            794           6976
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Doug Lockrey, coordinator CMRW



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