[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (03 Oct 2012) 53 Raptors

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Wed Oct 3 23:10:09 EDT 2012


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              38            533           3924
Osprey                       0              1            181
Bald Eagle                   0              1            140
Northern Harrier             1             18            570
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6            145           5798
Cooper's Hawk                0              9             95
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1          37165
Red-tailed Hawk              0             38            409
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              1
American Kestrel             4             17           2761
Merlin                       1              1             65
Peregrine Falcon             3              4             84
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:                      53            768          51196
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Bouwe Bergsma, Ernie Gribble, Keith Sealy, Mark Cunningham

Visitors:
Thanks to Ernie, Bouwe, Mark, Keith and our counter Colin for managing to
get a count done today.

 




Weather:
Wet for the first 3 hours with heavy fog and little visibility. Finally,
around 10:45 am the sun bdgan to peek through...and a few birds started to
move. Winds were moderate from the SW and WSW for the day.

Raptor Observations:
Not too many birds on the move today with just 53 total...TVs (38), a lone
N. Harrier, Sharpies (6), Kestrels (4), a single Merlin and Peregrines (3).

Non-raptor Observations:
No non-raptors were reported today.

Predictions:
With strong SW winds predicted for all day Thursday (there's actually a
wind warning out for Eastern Lake Erie and Western Lake Ontario) there's a
good chance more Peregrines will be moving along the lakeshore.
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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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