[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (02 Oct 2012) 185 Raptors

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Tue Oct 2 23:10:34 EDT 2012


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             131            495           3886
Osprey                       1              1            181
Bald Eagle                   0              1            140
Northern Harrier             4             17            569
Sharp-shinned Hawk          25            139           5792
Cooper's Hawk                4              9             95
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1          37165
Red-tailed Hawk             16             38            409
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              1
American Kestrel             4             13           2757
Merlin                       0              0             64
Peregrine Falcon             0              1             81
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:                     185            715          51143
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        

Visitors:
Thanks to Colin and Alex F. for helping get today's count done.


Weather:
Not much of a start to the day with solid cloud and too much humidity.
Eventually, the skies broke out a bit but oo late to really get the flight
going today. Temp to a high of 16C. Winds started light from the ENE and
then ended up E.

Raptor Observations:
Just 185 birds today...mostly TVs (131), along with N. Harriers (4),
Sharpies (25), Cooper's Hawks (4), Redtails (16)...and a single Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
No report today for non-raptors.

Predictions:
They're predicting SW winds for the next few days this week so there may be
a Peregrine flight along the cliff.
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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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