[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (04 Nov 2012) 1607 Raptors

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Sun Nov 4 23:11:27 EST 2012


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             780           1577          30715
Osprey                       0              0             82
Bald Eagle                   3             12            151
Northern Harrier             8             15            436
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23             84           5495
Cooper's Hawk               17             51            570
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         61            103            380
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           6055
Red-tailed Hawk            704           1332           2742
Rough-legged Hawk            1              3             13
Golden Eagle                10             13             22
American Kestrel             0              3            936
Merlin                       0              1             85
Peregrine Falcon             0              1             51
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              9
Unknown Buteo                0             12             18
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              5
Black Vulture                0              0              1
Gyrfalcon                    0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              3

Total:                    1607           3209          47774
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Claude Radley

Observers:        Cindy Isenhoff, Kory Renaud, Larry Ludwicki, Paul Pratt

Visitors:
A good turn out of regulars.


Weather:
Cloudy with moderate NW winds and bitter cool. For a brief period of
onshore flow when the land surface became warmwer than the lake the wind
backed to SW.

Raptor Observations:
A decent flight given the overcast conditions with most birds very high and
in and out of the cloud deck.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptors include 4 Wilson Snipe, 1750 American Crow, 180 Common
Grackle,60 Brown-headed Cowbird, 4 Purple Finch, 1 Common Redpoll, 6
Evening Grossbeak.

Predictions:
Variable clouds with light NW-N winds and cool. Should be a great day.
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Report submitted by Claude Radley (cradley at cogeco.ca)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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