[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (10 Oct 2008) 571 Raptors

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Sat Oct 11 15:10:17 EDT 2008


Holiday Beach
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             453           6600           7020
Osprey                       2             10             44
Bald Eagle                   0             11             71
Northern Harrier             6             33            122
Sharp-shinned Hawk          59            491           2975
Cooper's Hawk                4             32            102
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              2              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           8951
Red-tailed Hawk             44             95            205
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             64            551
Merlin                       0              4             23
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             23
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     571           7351          20095
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Pettit

Observers:        Claude Radley

Weather:
Wind shift from North to the South 10-11 hour and this created an onshore
breeze of less than 4 mph and the birds (mostly TVs and SSs used the
northerly route to migrate on. Barometer was steady 30.40 in Hg and
temperature ranged from 13.5C to 18.3 C.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly vultures and sharpies but they moved north and difficult to see
without constant scanning to pick them up.

Non-raptor Observations:
Approximately 25,000 Blue Jays. Catbird, red-breasted Nuthatch, Bluebird,
Goldfinch (most abundant), tree swallow, downey woodpecker, several small
groups of red-wings, usual ducks, swans, and coots,. 
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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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