[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (11 Oct 2007) 1965 Raptors

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Thu Oct 11 18:10:48 EDT 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            1497           3008           3597
Osprey                       2             34            168
Bald Eagle                   3             30            133
Northern Harrier            34            166            713
Sharp-shinned Hawk         305           1330           8653
Cooper's Hawk               30            124            403
Northern Goshawk             3              5              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          9             10             11
Broad-winged Hawk            5              8          18392
Red-tailed Hawk             54            125            366
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            22            266           1371
Merlin                       1             17             89
Peregrine Falcon             0             38             67
Unknown                                     3             15

Total:                    1965           5164          33987
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Claude Radley

Observers:        

Weather:
Rain of varying intensity from the start of the watch until 10:30 when the
sun began to poke through.  Temps ranged from 9-14C and the wind began out
of the West but veered to NNE with the passage of the secondary cold front.
 Visibility ranged from 5km during precipitation to 40km by behind the
front.

Raptor Observations:
Few birds were moving until the rain stopped then the flood gates opened.
>From 10:45 until 11:00 we had more than 400 birds including 267
Sharp-shinned.  Two of the three Goshawks wre near enough for great views. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
The forecast for Friday looks very good with a mix of sun and cloud, NW
winds and temps rising from 8 to 12C.
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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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