[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (31 Oct 2011) 274 Raptors

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Mon Oct 31 17:10:08 EDT 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             259          31253          31820
Osprey                       1             47            202
Bald Eagle                   0             36            181
Northern Harrier             1            424            806
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2           6062          12876
Cooper's Hawk                1            513            868
Northern Goshawk             0              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          2            156            156
Broad-winged Hawk            0            937          43431
Red-tailed Hawk              5            871            945
Rough-legged Hawk            0             12             12
Golden Eagle                 2             39             40
American Kestrel             1           3393           4859
Merlin                       0             42            129
Peregrine Falcon             0             36             74
Unknown Accipiter            0             38             50
Unknown Buteo                0             24             29
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              6             14
Swainson's Hawk              0              2              3

Total:                     274          43896          96505
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dan Lumm

Observers:        

Visitors:
No visitors today.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies turned cloudy with rain, then began to clear late in
the day. Light South Southeast winds increased to 11kmph and became South.
Temperature changed little, ranging from 7.8 to 9.9 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
Eight raptor species migrated to day despite the South winds and rain.
Highlights were a late Osprey and two Golden Eagles. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerine of the day...Marsh Wren!

Pied-billed Grebe 30, Double-crested Cormorant 70, Great Blue Heron 12,
Great Egret 3, Mute Swan 45, Canada Goose 40, Wood Duck 6, American Black
Duck 4, Mallard 60, Northern Pintail 45, Northern Shoveler 18, Gadwall 100,
American Wigeon 30, Redhead 4, American Coot 500, Ring-billed Gull 110,
Herring Gull 6, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy
Woodpecker 3, Northern Flicker 8, Tree Swallow 15, Blue Jay 10, American
Crow 1,300, Black-capped Chickadee 6, Marsh Wren 1, Golden Crowned Kinglet
5, Ruby Crowned Kinglet 6, American Robin 8, European Starling 6,000,
Northern Cardinal 4, Dark-eyed Junco 6, Red-winged Blackbird 2,150, Common
Grackle 1,100, Brown-headed Cowbird 4, American Goldfinch 29, House Sparrow
2.

Predictions:
Clear overnight with fog patches. Dissipating fog will give way to mainly
clear skies. South winds increasing to 20kmph. High temperature near 15
degrees. 
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Report submitted by Dan Lumm (northerngoshawk at comcast.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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