[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (12 Oct 2007) 2261 Raptors

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Sun Oct 14 19:10:27 EDT 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            1814           4822           5411
Osprey                       2             36            170
Bald Eagle                   4             34            137
Northern Harrier            13            179            726
Sharp-shinned Hawk         348           1678           9001
Cooper's Hawk                8            132            411
Northern Goshawk             0              5              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          8             18             19
Broad-winged Hawk            3             11          18395
Red-tailed Hawk             49            174            415
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             8            274           1379
Merlin                       1             18             90
Peregrine Falcon             0             38             67
Unknown                      3              6             18

Total:                    2261           7425          36248
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Pettit

Observers:        Art Thompson-Shaw, Chuck Sharbaugh, Claude Radley,
                  Eveyln Fisher, Janina Radley, Jim McCoy, Karen Padbury,
                  Olga Klekner

Weather:
Temp 8.5 C to 12.2 C ending @ 10.8 . Wing WNW ending W second half of the
day. Cloud cover started at 50% went to 80% back to 40% to 99% ending 65%.
Visibility was good but the winds made for a chilly day.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were affected by the wind and were a mix near the southern shore to
the northern horizon. Flight height varied from eye level to 100 ft. to a
limit of the unaided eye.

Non-raptor Observations:
2,000 Tree Swallows throughout the day. Mostly at the northern horizon
between 300 and 150 feet over the marsh.
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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