[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2009) 333 Raptors

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Mon Sep 28 23:09:52 EDT 2009


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0             13
Osprey                       0            114            120
Bald Eagle                   9            137            155
Northern Harrier            23            241            266
Sharp-shinned Hawk         222           3394           3420
Cooper's Hawk                9             67             69
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            5          22011          22038
Red-tailed Hawk              9             44             49
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel            54           1898           1912
Merlin                       2             43             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             27             30
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     333          27977          28119
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Clive Hodder, Dave Weare, Don Taylor, Jason McGuire,
                  Jim Dunn, Kathy, Keith Sealy, Mary Carnahan,
                  Ronnie Goodhand

Visitors:
Todd Weeks and Francine Ouellette-Streeting and many more.  A big thanks to
them and others for helping at the hawkwtch today...Clive Hodder, Dave
Weare and the many usual diehards!  :)


Weather:
Moderate Ne winds to start then swinging to strong from the E. Cool to
start and climbing to 20C with low humidity. Little cloud cover to start
and then building to cover about half the sky.

Raptor Observations:
The flight was smaller today with just 333 birds...mostly Sharpies
(222)...but also some good Coops (9). Only a few BW's (5).

Non-raptor Observations:
Sedge Wren...discovered by Tood Weeks and Francine Ouellette-Streeting was
still around today.
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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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