[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach (10 Oct 2009) 3755 Raptors

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Sat Oct 10 21:10:32 EDT 2009


Holiday Beach
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            3208           8728           9983
Osprey                       3             10             82
Bald Eagle                   5             25            117
Northern Harrier            10             47            382
Sharp-shinned Hawk         339           1513           6675
Cooper's Hawk               22            139            323
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          3              8             13
Broad-winged Hawk            1             85          18257
Red-tailed Hawk             26             70            292
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 3              3              4
American Kestrel           115            308           1328
Merlin                      11             33             96
Peregrine Falcon             9             35             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              8
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                    3755          11005          37638
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Todd Pepper

Observers:        Bob Pettit, Chuck Sharbaugh, Jim McCoy, John Winebrenner,
                  Justin Bosler, Lisa Silvey, Sarah Rupert

Visitors:
Many visitors today from Ontario, Michigan and Indiana including: Dennis &
Gwen Patrick from the Peregrine Foundation; annual visitors Larry, Lisa and
John from Fort Wayne, Indiana; Anne Smith and Jackie Copland from Flat
Rock, MI; John & Chris Craft from MI; and various families and other
interested persons throughout the day.


Weather:
Clear skies, moderate north-west to south-west winds, temperature from 7.4
to 14.8 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
A good Turkey vulture day with over 3,200 birds, and a good falcon day.
Also a steady movements of Sharp-shinned.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of species on the move today, a good sign for tomorrow's "Big Sit".
Notable were 50 Killdeer, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Chimney Swift, 3 species
of Swallow, almost 10,000 Blue Jay and over 850 American Goldfinch.

Predictions:
Mostly clear skies with west winds up to 15 km/hr and temperatures from 2 -
9 degrees.
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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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