[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (19 Oct 2008) 194 Raptors

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Tue Oct 21 00:10:22 EDT 2008


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             161          20000          20198
Osprey                       0             12            212
Bald Eagle                   0             86            230
Northern Harrier             2            247            559
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5           3251           8108
Cooper's Hawk                0            132            187
Northern Goshawk             0              3              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            194            194
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12         100354
Red-tailed Hawk             21            848            854
Rough-legged Hawk            0              4              4
Golden Eagle                 0             16             16
American Kestrel             0           1371           3791
Merlin                       0             22             96
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             50
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:                     194          26221         134866
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Alf Rider, Ches Caister, Dave Brown, Derek Lyon,
                  Ernie Gribble, Jennifer Lyon, Keith Sealy, Mark Cunningham,
                  Rebecca Vile

Visitors:
Peter Best, Carol and Ann


Weather:
A beautiful day...but TOO nice as far as the hawkwatching went. Winds
didn't cooperate with light E winds switching fairly quickly to moderate
from the SE and S. Virtually no cloud cover for the day and temp reached
13C.

Raptor Observations:
A very slow flight today...eventually forcing a move up the road to our
secondary site at the Sparta Ridge. Total birds was just 193...mostly
Redtails (21) and TV's (161).

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of passerines on the move today...the highlight was several flocks of
Pine Siskins (the largest about 70 birds) that passed overhead very near
the counters. Also spotted...Tree Swallows (3), Red-bellied Woodpecker (1),
Eastern Phoebe (1), Eastern Bluebird (7). We also spotted 1 very late
Monarch for the day.
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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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