[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (11 Sep 2012) 139 Raptors

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Tue Sep 11 21:09:15 EDT 2012


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               7             71             71
Osprey                       3             26             26
Bald Eagle                   7             26             26
Northern Harrier             5             49             49
Sharp-shinned Hawk          90            470            470
Cooper's Hawk                4             24             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            1           1039           1039
Red-tailed Hawk              8             45             45
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             7            223            223
Merlin                       6             15             15
Peregrine Falcon             1              5              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Black Vulture                0              1              1

Total:                     139           1999           1999
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Claude Radley, Todd Pepper

Observers:        Martha Derbowka

Visitors:
A couple from the Netherlands on their first birding trip to Canada; The
Neaton's from Ottawa, and Mr. Gray from London.


Weather:
Just as forecast: bright, sunny, warm with temperatures between 20 - 26C;
winds out of the south/southwest between 5 - 10 km/hr

Raptor Observations:
A steady flow of Sharp-shinned Hawks, but they only totalled 90 for the day
our of 139 birds of 11 species. A nice variety of ages in the 7 Bald
Eagles; and always a pleasure to see the Merlins shoot over and under the
tower like rockets.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not a big passerine migration day, but here are a few highlights:

Chimney Swift - 21

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds - 12

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 10

American Goldfinch - 39

Evening Grosbeak - 28



Monarchs - 193

Black Saddlebags - too many to count 

Predictions:
The weather forecast for Wednesday is the same as today.
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Report submitted by Todd Pepper (pepper_todd at yahoo.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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