[Ontbirds] HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (07 Mar 2008) 9 Raptors, 198 Tundra Swans

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Sat Mar 8 05:03:19 EST 2008


Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               5             12             12
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              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              4             17             18
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:                       9             32             34
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sandy Darling

Observers:        

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Temperature from -4 to just over freezing with 100% cloud cover and winds
from NNEw to NNE mainly force 2.  Snow started around 12:05 and I left just
after 12:30, because of lack of activity and impending winter storm.

Raptor Observations:
No special features on raptors.  There was one local Red-tail, and two
birds that came west and then returned - none of these was counted

Non-raptor Observations:
198 Tundra Swans flew right over the field for good photos (90 @9:50, and
groups of 85 and 23 around 10:10). 24 Cedar Waxwings visited about 3 times.

Predictions:
Winter storm warning for 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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