[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (25 Oct 2011) 972 Raptors

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Tue Oct 25 17:10:48 EDT 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             898          24543          25110
Osprey                       0             44            199
Bald Eagle                   1             22            167
Northern Harrier            13            341            723
Sharp-shinned Hawk          27           5732          12546
Cooper's Hawk               15            432            787
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             61             61
Broad-winged Hawk            0            937          43431
Red-tailed Hawk             11            364            438
Rough-legged Hawk            2              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0             17             18
American Kestrel             2           3367           4833
Merlin                       0             38            125
Peregrine Falcon             1             34             72
Unknown Accipiter            1             35             47
Unknown Buteo                0             23             28
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              6             14
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              2

Total:                     972          36005          88614
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Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Stephen Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Two.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy early with even heavier clouds in the middle of the day and
eventually clearing skies by the afternoon.  Temperatures 10-15 C.  Winds
very light out of the southwest for the majority of the day increasing in
intensity and shifting to the east/southeast in the last few hours of the
count.

Raptor Observations:
A pretty quiet day overall.  Birds of the day were two light Rough-legged
Hawks that came through within 15 minutes of each other.  

Non-raptor Observations:
Today I saw my first Eastern Bluebirds and Tundra Swans from the tower. 
Some very impressive flocks of blackbirds are forming and passing the tower
in the morning, and American Crows are also starting to move in good
numbers.



Pied-billed Grebe 50, Double-crested Cormorant 42, Great Blue Heron 12,
Great Egret 2, Tundra Swan 18, Mute Swan 60, Canada Goose 17, Wood Duck 15,
Green-winged Teal 3, American Black Duck 30, Mallard 200, Northern Pintail
25, Northern Shoveler 11, Gadwall 200, American Wigeon 60, Ring-necked Duck
4, Ruddy Duck 1, American Coot 700, Killdeer 2, Bonaparte’s Gull 24,
Ring-billed Gull 100, Herring Gull 10, Caspian Tern 3, Rock Pigeon 5,
Mourning Dove 3, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy
Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 4, Tree Swallow 339, Blue Jay 550, American
Crow 3520, Black-capped Chickadee 5, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 2,
Winter Wren 1, Golden-crowned Kinglet 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4, Eastern
Bluebird 4, American Robin 301, American Pipit 13, Cedar Waxwing 21,
European Starling 8000, Blue-headed Vireo 1, Nashville Warbler 1,
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12, Common Yellowthroat 1, Northern Cardinal 6,
Eastern Towhee 1, Chipping Sparrow 4, Field Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 8,
Swamp Sparrow 2, White-crowned Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 1,
Dark-eyed Junco 18, Red-winged Blackbird 2000, Rusty Blackbird 54, Common
Grackle 117, Brown-headed Cowbird 14, Purple Finch 2, Pine Siskin 42,
American Goldfinch 230, House Sparrow 4. 



Monarch 2.

Predictions:
Overcast. High 53F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.



Sounds good as long as we can avoid rain.
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Report submitted by Stephen Kolbe (kolbesr at gmail.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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