[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (11 Nov 2011) 153 Raptors

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Fri Nov 11 15:11:47 EST 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              36           1601          33421
Osprey                       1              1            203
Bald Eagle                   1              6            187
Northern Harrier             3             86            892
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5             89          12965
Cooper's Hawk                9            131            999
Northern Goshawk             0              6             10
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            258            414
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          43431
Red-tailed Hawk             93           1739           2684
Rough-legged Hawk            0             10             22
Golden Eagle                 0             55             95
American Kestrel             0             15           4874
Merlin                       0              5            134
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             77
Unknown Accipiter            0             14             64
Unknown Buteo                0             10             39
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              6
Unknown Raptor               0              0             14
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              3
Black Vulture                0              1              1

Total:                     153           4030         100535
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Stephen Kolbe

Observers:        Bob Hall-Brooks, Bob Pettit, Jim McCoy, Kory Renaud,
                  Larry Ludwicki, Len Jones, Sarah Renaud

Visitors:
Ed and Carol Pitts from Ohio.


Weather:
Chilly temperatures today ranged from 2.4-5.8 C.  Skies were a mixture of
sun and clouds.  Winds were strong once again out of the southwest.  

Raptor Observations:
A fairly steady trickle of migrants today, but no huge numbers.  Highlights
included both an adult and an immature dark Red-tailed Hawk and a late
Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Goldfinches (629) put in a good showing today, as did Tundra Swans
(168).  There was an uptick in the number of American Tree Sparrows around
the tower this morning.  The marsh continues to house very impressive
numbers of waterfowl, and large blackbird flocks are still passing by in
the mornings.



Pied-billed Grebe 25, Double-crested Cormorant 18, Great Blue Heron 6,
Tundra Swan 168, Mute Swan 25, Canada Goose 12, Wood Duck 10, Green-winged
Teal 30, American Black Duck 40, Mallard 250, Northern Pintail 40, Northern
Shoveler 75, Gadwall 500, American Wigeon 50, Ring-necked Duck 50, Common
Goldeneye 2, Bufflehead 2, Ruddy Duck 2, American Coot 2000, Bonaparte’s
Gull 10, Ring-billed Gull 175, Herring Gull 20, Belted Kingfisher 2,
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 3, Horned
Lark 129, American Crow 880, Black-capped Chickadee 5, Carolina Wren 1,
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3, Eastern Bluebird 2, American Robin 21, American
Pipit 10, Cedar Waxwing 38, European Starling 5000, Northern Cardinal 5,
American Tree Sparrow 5, Song Sparrow 3, Swamp Sparrow 4, White-throated
Sparrow 2, Snow Bunting 1, Red-winged Blackbird 2500, Rusty Blackbird 200,
Common Grackle 700, Purple Finch 4, Pine Siskin 10, American Goldfinch 629,
House Sparrow 7.

Predictions:
Similar to today, but a little warmer.



High of 14 C, mostly sunny, southwest winds 10-20 mph.
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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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