[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (07 Oct 2008) 441 Raptors

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Thu Oct 9 01:10:48 EDT 2008


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 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             342          10640          10838
Osprey                       0             10            210
Bald Eagle                   1             61            205
Northern Harrier             2            145            457
Sharp-shinned Hawk          67           1692           6549
Cooper's Hawk                0             43             98
Northern Goshawk             1              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         12             48             48
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12         100354
Red-tailed Hawk              9             96            102
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6           1181           3601
Merlin                       0             11             85
Peregrine Falcon             1             15             43
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              7
Unknown Buteo                0              1              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     441          13957         122602
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Dave Verkley, Keith Sealy, Mark Cunningham, Mary Carnahan,
                  Ronnie Goodhand

Weather:
Fairly windy again today from the E and then swinging round to the SSE.
Temp to just 16C. Clear skies to start but with cloud building to 30% by
midday.

Raptor Observations:
Not a large flight today with 441 birds total. TV's (342) dominated the day
once more...but the highlights were ...adult Northern Goshawk, a lone
Peregrine and Red-shoulders (12).

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included a Brown Creeper and a Great Horned Owl.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm




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