[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2012) 61 Raptors

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Thu Sep 13 21:09:12 EDT 2012


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       8             83            102
Bald Eagle                   0             50             63
Northern Harrier            10            118            167
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20            653            660
Cooper's Hawk                0             14             15
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0           7039           7213
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            16            452            614
Merlin                       0             16             17
Peregrine Falcon             7             11             12
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      61           8436           8865
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:15:00 
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Ronnie Goodhand

Observers:        Colin Horstead, Jim Dunn, Keith Sealy, Marguerite Irwin

Visitors:
A few visitors today...Steve Woods, Ann Brokelman, Donna Hayes, E. Nauman
and M. J. Dunn.  Thanks to Ronnie, Jim, Colin and M. and Keith for helping
with today's count.


Weather:
Winds were light then strengthening to moderate primarily from the SSW, SW
and WSW. Temp very warm with a high of 27C...though the humidity dropped
off nicely for the day. Some cloud today...though never more than a quarter
of the sky covered.

Raptor Observations:
A better than expected flight today with a total of 61 birds. Highlight
species of the day....Peregrines (7)..a nice count at this point in
September though not a huge surprise on moderate SW winds. Other falcons
were also on the move with Kestrels (15),,,and other species including
Osprey (8), N. Harrier (10) and Sharpies (20).

Non-raptor Observations:
No DB&O report was submitted today.

Predictions:
Friday looks very interesting with predicted NW winds...BUT the cold front
needs to push through pretty much completely overnight so it's dry by early
Friday morning.  If it does...we could see a good Broadwing flight even if
it occurs later in the day.  Saturday also looks promising with again
predicted northerly winds....assuming that prediction holds the Broadwings
will almost certainly be on the move.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm






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