[Ontbirds] Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch- September 23

Rayfield Pye raypye at interlinks.net
Sun Sep 23 18:34:50 EDT 2012


Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch
Whitby, Ontario
Sunday, September 23, 2012


Species:
Turkey Vulture- 28
Osprey- 5
Bald Eagle- 4
Northern Harrier- 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk- 67
Cooper's Hawk-8
Northern Goshawk- 2
Broad-winged Hawk- 36
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
American Kestrel- 76
Merlin- 7
Peregrine Falcon- 2
unidentified- 3

Total- 244

Total observation time- 7 hours

Official Counters:  Rayfield Pye

Observers: G Stuart, D Kaczynski, K Jennewien, C Van Goch, 
JC Brown, E Cole, R Harris, A Chapman and G Gunn

Weather: winds from the west

Other birds: Great Egret- 13, (orange wing tag)
Common Nighthawk- 1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 5, Purple Finch- 6, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo-1, Brown Thrasher- 1, and Rusty Blackbird- 4

Monarch migration- 85

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

Rayfield Pye
Oshawa








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