[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (27 Nov 2007) 25 Raptors

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Tue Nov 27 19:11:40 EST 2007


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0           2168          31327
Osprey                       0              0            186
Bald Eagle                   1             22            174
Northern Harrier             1            186           1259
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            150          12377
Cooper's Hawk                0            131            727
Northern Goshawk             0              4             16
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            205            505
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          18400
Red-tailed Hawk             23           4505           6358
Rough-legged Hawk            0             16             20
Golden Eagle                 0             50             79
American Kestrel             0              3           1611
Merlin                       0              3            107
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             94
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              4
Unknown Buteo                0             12             37
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              4
Unknown Raptor               0              1              7

Total:                      25           7466          73292
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Don Wiens

Observers:        Claude Radley, Janina Radley, Jim McCoy

Visitors:
Thanks to all who dropped by to help and chat as the count season winds
down.


Weather:
There was a stiff SW wind all day today, carrying bands of cloud that
caused remarkably rapid shifts from full sunshine to 100% cloud cover
several times through the count period.  Temperatures ranged from 2.3 to
3.8.  There was no precipitation.  

Raptor Observations:
Just a few Redtails today, almost all behaving like Harriers usually do
when they see the marsh - dropping down to reed-top level and working the
marsh in hopes of a quick meal as they pass through.  

Non-raptor Observations:
A few small flocks of Bonapartes Gull passed, as usual seeming to make
light work of the headwind that all other birds were struggling against. 
Sixteen Tundra Swans were seen passing and about 100 Goldfinches moved
through.  6 Eastern Bluebirds perched briefly near the base of the tower,
bringing some cheer to a slow day.

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with moderate SE winds.  Temperature from -5 to +4.  No rain
or snow expected.  
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Report submitted by Don Wiens (wiens0730 at rogers.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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