[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (10 Oct 2007) 1094 Raptors

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Wed Oct 10 19:10:02 EDT 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             561           1511           2100
Osprey                       4             32            166
Bald Eagle                   9             27            130
Northern Harrier            20            132            679
Sharp-shinned Hawk         276           1025           8348
Cooper's Hawk               13             94            373
Northern Goshawk             0              2              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk            2              3          18387
Red-tailed Hawk             25             71            312
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           184            244           1349
Merlin                       0             16             88
Peregrine Falcon             0             38             67
Unknown                                     3             15

Total:                    1094           3199          32022
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Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Claude Radley

Observers:        Don Wiens, Janina Radley, Jim McCoy, Karen Padbury

Visitors:
The Christels visted on thir annual pilgrimage from Columbus, Ohio as did a
few locals.


Weather:
Mainly sunny early with increasing cloudiness late in the morning and
overcast in the afternoon.  Moderate West winds and cool with temps 9-13C.

Raptor Observations:
A good run of Kestrel and Sharp-shinned today with a smattering of
Harriers, Red-tailed and Bald Eagles.  

Non-raptor Observations:
1800 Blue Jays and more than 500 Tree Swallows dominated the passerine
movement. Some of the other birds observed included the usual dabbling
ducks, 5 Common Snipe, Killdeer, B-C Chickadees, Goldfinches, Chimney
Swifts and White-throated Sparrows. 

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers all day.  Winds variable from
SSE-W in the morning becoming Northerly in the afternoon.  Temps from 8 to
12 C. 
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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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