[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (28 Nov 2011) 119 Raptors

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Mon Nov 28 13:11:42 EST 2011


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              10           1883          33703
Osprey                       0              2            204
Bald Eagle                   0             18            199
Northern Harrier             9            136            947
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            114          13073
Cooper's Hawk                1            195           1063
Northern Goshawk             0             11             15
Red-shouldered Hawk         33            380            536
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          43431
Red-tailed Hawk             56           2447           3392
Rough-legged Hawk            0             16             28
Golden Eagle                 6             78            118
American Kestrel             0             15           4874
Merlin                       0              8            137
Peregrine Falcon             1              7             81
Unknown Accipiter            0             15             65
Unknown Buteo                1             24             53
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:                     119           5350         101943
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Claude Radley

Observers:        Chuck Sharbaugh

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Partly cloudy skies became overcast early. Brisk N-NNE winds with temps in
the single digits.

Raptor Observations:
A good flight today featuring six Golden Eagles in a 35 minute period. The
flight abruptly came to an end at 1:30.

Non-raptor Observations:
38 non-raptor species were recorded today. Pied-billed Grebe 11,
Double-crested Cormorant 14, Great Blue Heron 7, Tundra Swan 23, Mute Swan
27, Canada Goose 41, American Black Duck 6, Mallard 450, Northern Pintail
14, Northern Shoveler 31, Gadwall 18, American Wigeon 17, Redhead 5, Common
Goldeneye 3, Bufflehead 7, Common Merganser 14, Red-breasted Merganser 21,
Ruddy Duck 21, Duck Species 1500, American Coot 190, Bonapate's Gull 180,
Ring-billed Gull 45, Herring Gull 21, Rock Pigeon 3, Mourning Dove 7,
Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern
Flicker 2.

Predictions:
Flood Warning in effect. 100% rain all day. Northeast winds 20-40kph. Low
of 2C with the high near 7C.
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Report submitted by Claude Radley (cradley at cogeco.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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