[Ontbirds] Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch

Rayfield Pye raypye at interlinks.net
Sun Oct 27 18:51:11 EDT 2013


Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch
Whitby, Ontario
October 27, 2013

Species:
Turkey Vulture- 115
Northern Harrier- local bird only
Bald Eagle- 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk- 5
Cooper's Hawk-1
Northern Goshawk-1
Red-shouldered Hawk-1
Red-tailed Hawk- 14
Rough-legged Hawk-2
Golden Eagle-1
Merlin- local bird only
unidentified- 1

Total- 143


Total observation time- 7 hours

Official Counters: Rayfield Pye

Observers:  C Van Goch, K Jennewein, E Cole
B McWaters, J Skene, L Pady

Other birds: Great Egret- 2 (no wing tags), Rusty Blackbird- 14, 
Sandhill Crane-1, Purple Finch-3

Weather: light winds from the west
(forcast for tomorrow is north-west winds)

Directions: From Victoria St in Whitby go south on Halls Rd to the second
short walkway going east to the Cranberry Marsh Lookout.

Hawkwatching Guide (ID tips, migration times, hawk basics)
http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/articles.hawkwatching

Rayfield Pye
Oshawa







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