[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (15 Oct 2012) 1345 Raptors

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Mon Oct 15 21:10:42 EDT 2012


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture            1206          17841          20543
Osprey                       0             11             77
Bald Eagle                   0             23            121
Northern Harrier             1             76            311
Sharp-shinned Hawk         116           1244           4566
Cooper's Hawk               11            106            252
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             11             23
Broad-winged Hawk            0             92           6053
Red-tailed Hawk              2            176            451
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              3              5
American Kestrel             8            127            882
Merlin                       1             16             68
Peregrine Falcon             0             18             43
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              8
Unknown Buteo                0              3              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              5
Black Vulture                0              0              1
Gyrfalcon                    0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              2

Total:                    1345          19750          33419
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Todd Pepper

Observers:        

Visitors:
Apprentice passerine bander Tiffany Rajki came out and observed for 2 hours
today.


Weather:
Full cloud cover all day; winds out of the west all day generally in the 12
- 19 km/hr range; temperature was fairly consistent all day with a range
from 11.3C - 13.2.

Raptor Observations:
A better day than expected with 1,485 birds. Low diversity at only 7
species. There was a steady stream of TV's all day and they represented 82%
of the total birds for the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
A reasonable migration day for passerines, but also low diversity. There
was a very good movement of Chimney Swifts today at 53 birds, with 39 of
them between the hour of 11 a.m. and Noon EST. Other highlights include:

Blue Jay - 1690

American Crow - 1020

Tree Swallow - 71 - many more were feeding over the marsh and flying way
out to the north

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 56

Red-winged Blackbird - 712

American Goldfinch - 91

Predictions:
A partly cloudy day with winds out of the West at 5 km/hr in the morning
and switching to the South at 10 km/hr in the afternoon. Temperatures are
projected at 5C - 14C.




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Report submitted by Todd Pepper (pepper_todd at yahoo.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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