[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach (28 Sep 2009) 39 Raptors

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Tue Sep 29 21:09:41 EDT 2009


Holiday Beach
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              22            469            469
Osprey                       1             72             72
Bald Eagle                   1             86             86
Northern Harrier             1            292            292
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9           4334           4334
Cooper's Hawk                0            149            149
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            0          17951          17951
Red-tailed Hawk              0            170            170
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            912            912
Merlin                       2             56             56
Peregrine Falcon             3             26             26
Unknown Accipiter            0              6              6
Unknown Buteo                0              6              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      39          24536          24536
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Claude Radley, Justin Bosler

Observers:        Claude Radley, Janina Radley

Visitors:
Claude and Nina Radley took over counting duties shortly after 1030 AM. The
only other visitor was my girlfriend, Rachael Sussman, visiting from PA.


Weather:
Mostly clear to overcast skies with rain showers moving in by mid-AM. Gusty
Southwest winds at 15 to 35 mph turning more West-southwest by noon. Temps.
ranged from 12 to 14.5C. Count terminated early due to continuous rain,
gale force winds, and lack of migrating raptors.

Raptor Observations:
Not much flying today with scattered rain showers across the region and
high, counter-productive Southwest winds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much of note aside from about 1,200 Blue Jays that insisted in
migrating despite the miserable conditions. 1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
observed late morning.

Predictions:
Overcast to mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers. Strong
West-northwest winds switching to Northwest by mid-to late AM. High of 14C.
Chance of rain showers around 70%.
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Report submitted by Justin Bosler (justin.bosler at gmail.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/





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