[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (15 Nov 2012) 138 Raptors

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Thu Nov 15 21:11:18 EST 2012


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              41           2716          31854
Osprey                       0              0             82
Bald Eagle                   1             17            156
Northern Harrier             1             30            451
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5            123           5534
Cooper's Hawk                5             85            604
Northern Goshawk             1              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          9            221            498
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           6055
Red-tailed Hawk             74           1990           3400
Rough-legged Hawk            0              5             15
Golden Eagle                 1             29             38
American Kestrel             0              4            937
Merlin                       0              3             87
Peregrine Falcon             0              1             51
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              9
Unknown Buteo                0             16             22
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:                     138           5244          49809
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Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bri-Anna Jaksic

Observers:        Jim McCoy, Mike Fitzpatrick

Visitors:
I was accompanied by the hilarious duo, Mike Fitzpatrick and Jim McCoy.
Thanks for keeping me company guys!


Weather:
Today's weather was partly cloudy, with a nice North breeze. We were
anticipating good hawking weather with this forecast, however, it was a
relatively slow day. 



The winds were in our favor this morning, but unfortunately around 1:30
the winds shifted from North to South West. 

Raptor Observations:
A few strong kettles with a mix of Turkey Vultures, Coopers Hawks, Red-
shouldered, and Red-tails. However, they were few and far between. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
A mainly sunny sky. High 9C. Winds light and variable, with a NE wind. 
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Report submitted by Bri-Anna Jaksic (briannajaksic at gmail.com)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:
http://hbmo.org/






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