[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (19 Sep 2008) 170 Raptors

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Fri Sep 19 21:09:18 EDT 2008


Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0             34             34
Osprey                       0              8              8
Bald Eagle                   4             24             24
Northern Harrier             4             33             33
Sharp-shinned Hawk         139            614            614
Cooper's Hawk                9             24             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            3           6370           6370
Red-tailed Hawk              0             42             42
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             7             77             77
Merlin                       1              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             1              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                2              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     170           7236           7236
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Pettit

Observers:        Jim Danzenbaker

Visitors:
Morgan and Carolyn Skinner, John and Chris Craft, and Jim Danzenbaker were
very helpful in pointing out birds. Thanks a bunch.


Weather:
Temp 20.4>24.8 C, Wind S & SSE Less than 4 mph, Barometer steady 30.4 in
Hg, High cirrus clouds gave a welcomed white blanket backdrop over much of
the sky with cover 90%-50%. This white would help see more birds higher up
and not get lost as they do in the total blue sky. Unfortunately few raptor
we up high to count. 

Raptor Observations:
Birds were in flurries of small groups of sharpies to single kestrels,
eagles, PG, ML, and BW. Everyone enjoyed the show and learned how to pick
out a sharp-shinned hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very few passerines. I think they have been moving a night since there has
been a full moon and clear skies with north winds. But Holiday Beach
Conservation Area is a good feeding and resting place.

Predictions:
SW to WSW winds. Nice day for a festival of hawks. Check out HBMO.ORG for
complete information for Saturday and Sunday.
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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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