[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (14 Oct 2007) 3547 Raptors

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Sun Oct 14 22:10:21 EDT 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            3301          10805          11394
Osprey                       2             41            175
Bald Eagle                   4             40            143
Northern Harrier            27            234            781
Sharp-shinned Hawk          92           2361           9684
Cooper's Hawk               19            165            444
Northern Goshawk             0              6              9
Red-shouldered Hawk          7             25             26
Broad-winged Hawk            1             14          18398
Red-tailed Hawk             81            289            530
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              2
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel            12            344           1449
Merlin                       0             18             90
Peregrine Falcon             0             39             68
Unknown                                     6             18

Total:                    3547          14389          43212
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Cindy Isenhoff

Observers:        Bob Pettit, Dan Lumm, Karen Padbury, Olga Klekner,
                  Will Weber

Visitors:
Visitors this morning were many....but most came and went without see too
many raptors.  Visitors today from the greater Windsor and Leamington
areas, as well as the Metro area of Michigan.  And Lisa and John from
Indiana.


Weather:
A crisp fall morning in the marsh.  Temps started at 7.2 C and peaked at
14.6 C.  Clear skies until mid day.  Winds very light began from the north
but changed to west and finally south during the day.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures dominated the day after a slow first couple of hours. 
Mixed in with the vulture kettles were a fair number of Red Tail Hawks, and
some Red Shouldered Hawks.  One Rough Legged Hawk was noted today, and a
single male Norther Harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
The marsh was a chorus of bird song the first couple of hours with the Red
Winged Blackbirds, Blue Jays and many more vocalizing.  Blue Jays, Red
Winged Blackbirds, and European Starlings were moving in large numbers
today.  Several flocks of starlings were noted that were well into the
thousands.  A lone Monarch Butterfly was see from the tower.  
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Report submitted by Cindy Isenhoff (akahawklady1 at aol.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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