[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (08 Nov 2011) 26 Raptors

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Tue Nov 8 14:11:13 EST 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0           1518          33338
Osprey                       0              0            202
Bald Eagle                   0              2            183
Northern Harrier             1             80            886
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5             81          12957
Cooper's Hawk                6            118            986
Northern Goshawk             0              4              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          1            250            406
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          43431
Red-tailed Hawk             12           1572           2517
Rough-legged Hawk            0              9             21
Golden Eagle                 0             53             93
American Kestrel             0             15           4874
Merlin                       1              5            134
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             77
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             62
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:                      26           3733         100238
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Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Stephen Kolbe

Observers:        Frank Dolby, Jim McCoy

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Overcast early but clearing as the day progressed.  Mild temperatures
reached 15 C.  Light winds out of the east early shifting south throughout
the day.

Raptor Observations:
A few raptors were moving once the sun peaked out, but overall another
quiet day.  

Non-raptor Observations:
We had some really nice looks at a few homogenous Rusty Blackbird flocks
this morning.  Small groups of Horned Larks were passing by throughout the
day with small numbers of Lapland Longspurs and at least one Snow Bunting. 
A Spotted Sandpiper was on the rocks by the inlet; I haven't seen one in
quite a while.



Pied-billed Grebe 50, Double-crested Cormorant 25, Great Blue Heron 8,
Tundra Swan 2, Mute Swan 40, Canada Goose 25, Wood Duck 20, Green-winged
Teal 25, American Black Duck 25, Mallard 200, Northern Pintail 30, Northern
Shoveler 30, Gadwall 500, American Wigeon 70, Redhead 2, Ring-necked Duck
50, Bufflehead 2, Ruddy Duck 8, American Coot 2000, Killdeer 1, Spotted
Sandpiper 1, Bonaparte’s Gull 35, Ring-billed Gull 150, Herring Gull 10,
Rock Pigeon 2, Mourning Dove 3, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker
1, Downy Woodpecker 2, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 2, Horned Lark
99, Tree Swallow 11, Blue Jay 2, American Crow 31, Black-capped Chickadee
6, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 1,
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2, Eastern Bluebird 14, American Robin 99, American
Pipit 13, Cedar Waxwing 26, European Starling 2000, Yellow-rumped Warbler
1, Northern Cardinal 4, American Tree Sparrow 1, Fox Sparrow 1, Song
Sparrow 2, Swamp Sparrow 4, White-throated Sparrow 3, Dark-eyed Junco 1,
Lapland Longspur 6, Snow Bunting 1, Red-winged Blackbird 2000, Rusty
Blackbird 180, Common Grackle 200, Purple Finch 5, House Finch 1, Pine
Siskin 1, American Goldfinch 59, House Sparrow 4.



Monarch 2.

Predictions:
Rain. High: 16 C. Wind SSW 21 km/h. 100 percent chance of precipitation.
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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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