[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (14 Sep 2008) 39 Raptors

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Sun Sep 14 19:09:16 EDT 2008


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Osprey                       3              6              6
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             1              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          25             75             75
Cooper's Hawk                2              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            2              8              8
Red-tailed Hawk              3             12             12
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             21             21
Merlin                       1              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      39            151            151
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Pettit

Observers:        Casey Lloyd, Jenn Sinasac, John Winebrenner, Lisa Silvey,
                  Michelle Locke

Visitors:
A good turnout for the second day of the Festival 2008. Several raptors
were captured in nets and were use for banding demos and adoptions. The
30-40 attendees were treated to go looks and good picture views of these
birds in the hand. Merlin, Sharpie, and Red-tail were shown. Later,
passerines species were also demonstrated on the Tower. A Good mix of
warblers cam through and seveal hummingbirds were banded too.


Weather:
wind 1-5 mph, SSW>S>SSW>E>SE, Temp 23.3C>29.7, R. Humidity 85.4%>68.7%,
Pres 29.74>29.57 in Hg, Cloud cover % 70>85>75>70>40>100, Visibility 1115
km, No precip until last few minutes of last hour, 

Raptor Observations:
Sporadic flight. SS, CH, AK, NH, OS, RT, PG.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Monarch Butterflies moved through the area.

Predictions:
I the stationary from becomes a cold front and moves to the east than the
winds behind it should be of north component. These winds are the best for
broad-wing movement. The weather to the east 50-100 km. and north Holiday
Beach area must also consist of the North component winds with no rain or
overcast to hope that large numbers of broad-wings will pass Monday and
Tuesday and should continue to pump birds over the area while the winds
remain northerly. That said, I'd  just cross your fingers!
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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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