[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (23 Oct 2012) 19 Raptors

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Tue Oct 23 22:10:19 EDT 2012


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0          22491          25193
Osprey                       1             16             82
Bald Eagle                   0             28            126
Northern Harrier             4            127            362
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5           1738           5060
Cooper's Hawk                5            265            411
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            142            154
Broad-winged Hawk            0             94           6055
Red-tailed Hawk              4            348            623
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              4              6
American Kestrel             0            138            893
Merlin                       0             21             73
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             47
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:                      19          25440          39109
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Todd Pepper

Observers:        Claude Radley, Jim McCoy

Visitors:
None


Weather:
A warm but cloudy day. Temperatures ranged from 14.5C - 17.4C, with the
warmest hour being the first one of the morning. Very light winds out of
the south/south-west.

Raptor Observations:
A very slow day with 19 birds of 5 species. That does not include the flock
of Turkey Vultures that I counted, and uncounted, 4 times before they
finally sat down on this almost windless day

Non-raptor Observations:
Very little non-raptor migration either. No Crows; only 30 Blue Jays; 208
American Robins; and 2,025 Red-winged Blackbirds. Low volume migrants
included: Tundra Swan - 7; Killdeer - 2; Northern Flicker - 4; Pine Sisken
- 2; and 1 Song Sparrow. 

Predictions:
Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain in the morning and cloudy with sunny
periods in the afternoon. Another warm fall day with temperatures
forecasted between 15C and 22C. Another day light winds out of the south at
10 km/hr.
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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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