[Ontbirds]HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (06 Mar 2008) 12 Raptors

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Thu Mar 6 19:03:50 EST 2008


Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 06, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               7              7              7
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2              2              2
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3             13             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      12             23             25
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Street

Observers:        

Weather:
Cloudy in the AM with a fair bit of blue sky later. Winds quite strong so
the air temperature was dropped a lot by wind chill.

Raptor Observations:
First Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures counted at Beamer this season. Here
they come!

Snow on the ground reflected the light beautifully on the birds'
plumages.

Barry Cherriere, Tim Foran, Phil Waggett and David Weare helped with the
count today.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Several TVs dropped into the ravine on the east side late in the day, so
there could be a TV upflight early Friday. Good numbers of RTs seen today
at Hamburg and Braddock Bay NY suggest more birds at Beamer tomorrow.
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Report submitted by Mike Street (mikestreet1 at gmail.com)
Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON information may be found at:
http://www.hwcn.org/link/niaghawk/


Site Description:
Beamer Conservation Area is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment above
the town of Grimsby, Ontario. The site is 1km south of the south shore of
Lake Ontario, 20km east of Hamilton, 40km west of Niagara Falls. 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 72, follow Christie St./Mountain
St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road West, and go
1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to the
conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.



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