[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach (27 Sep 2009) 200 Raptors

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Wed Sep 30 00:09:47 EDT 2009


Holiday Beach
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               9            456            456
Osprey                       0             71             71
Bald Eagle                   2             87             87
Northern Harrier            10            301            301
Sharp-shinned Hawk         156           4481           4481
Cooper's Hawk                6            155            155
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            1          17952          17952
Red-tailed Hawk              0            170            170
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel            12            924            924
Merlin                       2             56             56
Peregrine Falcon             1             24             24
Unknown Accipiter            0              6              6
Unknown Buteo                0              6              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               1              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                     200          24697          24697
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Rene Kielbasa

Observers:        Bob Pettit, Jim McCoy, Justin Bosler, Karen Padbury

Visitors:
good number...30....of which 1/2 as many from State of Michigan


Weather:
early a.m. brought in fog/clouds terminating with a sunny but less
productive day.temperature flexing 13/23 degrees.wind direction  east/west
quadrant at max.12mph.

Raptor Observations:
most activity early morning to high noon/.most common  were sharpies.

Non-raptor Observations:
 blue jays..5900   
monarch ...62 

Predictions:
thundershowers extreme winds(gales of November).predicting low numbers (40
individuals/9species ) my guessestimate!!!!.
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Report submitted by Rene Kielbasa (renefkielbasa at gmail.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/





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