[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (01 Nov 2011) 987 Raptors

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Tue Nov 1 17:11:13 EDT 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             509            509          32329
Osprey                       0              0            202
Bald Eagle                   0              0            181
Northern Harrier             8              8            814
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             12          12888
Cooper's Hawk               15             15            883
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk         58             58            214
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          43431
Red-tailed Hawk            367            367           1312
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1             13
Golden Eagle                11             11             51
American Kestrel             1              1           4860
Merlin                       1              1            130
Peregrine Falcon             1              1             75
Unknown Accipiter            0              0             50
Unknown Buteo                3              3             32
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              6
Unknown Raptor               0              0             14
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              3

Total:                     987            987          97492
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Stephen Kolbe

Observers:        Jim McCoy

Visitors:
Five.


Weather:
Sunny skies today.  Very light winds out of the south all day.  Mild
temperatures ranged from 6 to 13 C.  

Raptor Observations:
A very enjoyable day of migration.  Red-tailed Hawks dominated the skies,
with Turkey Vulture numbers noticably down from recent days.  A decent
number of Red-shouldered Hawks gave good looks, and 11 Golden Eagles were
exciting to see.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of American Crows!  Large flocks of blackbirds continue to pass by in
the morning.  



Pied-billed Grebe 30, Double-crested Cormorant 40, Great Blue Heron 6,
Great Egret 1, Mute Swan 40, Canada Goose 5, Wood Duck 25, Green-winged
Teal 20, American Black Duck 20, Mallard 100, Northern Pintail 15, Northern
Shoveler 12, Gadwall 300, American Wigeon 25, Ring-necked Duck 16,
Bufflehead 2, Hooded Merganser 1, Ruddy Duck 1, American Coot 700, Killdeer
2, American Woodcock 1, Bonaparte’s Gull 9, Ring-billed Gull 75, Herring
Gull 4, Rock Pigeon 4, Mourning Dove 1, Great Horned Owl 1, Belted
Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 2, Northern
Flicker 1, Eastern Phoebe 1, Horned Lark 40, Blue Jay 58, American Crow
6930, Black-capped Chickadee 2, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 2, Marsh
Wren 1, Golden-crowned Kinglet 4, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2, Eastern Bluebird
6, American Robin 6, American Pipit 1, Cedar Waxwing 38, European Starling
9000, Yellow-rumped Warbler 4, Palm Warbler 1, Northern Cardinal 2, Song
Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 2, White-throated Sparrow 1, Dark-eyed Junco 1,
Lapland Longspur 2, Red-winged Blackbird 3000, Rusty Blackbird 40, Common
Grackle 200, Brown-headed Cowbird 40, Purple Finch 9, Pine Siskin 9,
American Goldfinch 77, House Sparrow 4.



Black Saddlebags 1.

Predictions:
Partly Cloudy. High: 16 C. Wind SSW 16 km/h. 
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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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