[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (29 Nov 2008) 48 Raptors

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Sat Nov 29 17:11:06 EST 2008


Holiday Beach
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               2            710          21182
Osprey                       0              0             48
Bald Eagle                   1             13             99
Northern Harrier             7             90            263
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            101           3531
Cooper's Hawk                0             67            216
Northern Goshawk             0              4              7
Red-shouldered Hawk         19            193            289
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           8953
Red-tailed Hawk             17           1382           2233
Rough-legged Hawk            1             20             23
Golden Eagle                 1             88            132
American Kestrel             0              6            597
Merlin                       0              3             36
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             30
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      48           2683          37649
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Todd Pepper

Observers:        Jim McCoy

Visitors:
Jim Clem and his wife from Leamington stopped in for a while (I was
overdressed as they were in shirt sleeves).


Weather:
Clear, slight winds out of SW or SSW, high of 7C.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Red-tailed and Red-shouldered, but 1 first year Golden Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Small flocks of Goldfinch and mixed blackbirds flew past. A Carolina Wren,
Brown Creeper, 2 Northern Flickers and a flock of White-throated Sparrows
stopped for a short rest in the trees on the west side of the tower.
Several hundred Am. Crows also passed over today.

Predictions:
Rain. High 2C, humidity 80%. Winds E at 15 to 20 mph
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Report submitted by Todd Pepper (tandjpepper at cogeco.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/




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