[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2012) 28 Raptors

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Tue Sep 18 23:09:09 EDT 2012


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 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                       2            113            132
Bald Eagle                   0             88            101
Northern Harrier             0            213            262
Sharp-shinned Hawk          24           1468           1475
Cooper's Hawk                0             36             37
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0          28413          28587
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              3
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2           1195           1357
Merlin                       0             29             30
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             25
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:                      28          31580          32009
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Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Gord Kozak

Visitors:
Thanks to Colin H. and Gord Kozak for getting any kind of count done
today.

 


Weather:
Another wet day with rain till around noon then blustery winds from the
NW...and continued heavy cloud. Temps much colder with the passage of the
cold front....high just to 16C.

Raptor Observations:
Not many birds on the move today...no surprise given the weather. Total
today was 28.  None were observed in the first hour...then a single Sharpie
in the next hour (talk about slooowww!)....eventually a few birds started
to move with the bulk Sharpies (24) the majority of which were passing by
over Sharpie Alley. Also had a couple of Osprey that appeared over the
large elm in the bushlot across from the knoll and singles of Kestrel and
Broadwing blown from south to a few meters north of the alley. 



Non-raptor Observations:
 

Many Monarchs still on the move today along with 6 RT Hummingbirds. 
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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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