[Ontbirds] Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch- september 16

Rayfield Pye raypye at interlinks.net
Sun Sep 16 17:21:16 EDT 2012


Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch
Whitby, Ontario
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Species
Turkey Vulture- no migrants
Osprey- 1
Northern Harrier- 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk- 25
Cooper's Hawk-4
Red-tailed Hawk- local birds only
American Kestrel- 4
Merlin- 3

Total- 43

Total observation time- 5 hours

Official Counters:  Rayfield Pye

Observers: J McKnight, J Skene, D Monkman

Weather: Light south winds

Other birds: Great Egret- 14, (no wing tags), 
American Pipits- 70, Rusty Blackbird- 2, Blue Jay- 685, 
and Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 8

Monarch migration- small numbers

Directions: From Victoria St in Whitby go south on Halls Rd to the second
short walkway going east to the Cranberry Marsh Lookout. 

Hawkwatching Guide (ID tips, migration times, hawk basics)
http://www.ofo.ca/webapp/site/page/view/articles.hawkwatching

Rayfield Pye
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