[Ontbirds] HSR: Holiday Beach Conservation Area (12 Nov 2013) 219 Raptors

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Tue Nov 12 19:11:38 EST 2013


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2013
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              27           1361          41622
Osprey                       0              0             76
Bald Eagle                  21             52            376
Northern Harrier             4             30            414
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6             74           6555
Cooper's Hawk                2             35            611
Northern Goshawk             1              4              7
Red-shouldered Hawk         10            102            717
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          48629
Red-tailed Hawk            130           1008           3632
Rough-legged Hawk            2             14             31
Golden Eagle                11             58             81
American Kestrel             1              4           1142
Merlin                       2              8             93
Peregrine Falcon             2              9             42
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              8
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Gyrfalcon                    0              0              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              7

Total:                     219           2761         104048
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Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter:        Cindy Cartwright

Observers:        Jim McCoy, Paul Pratt

Visitors:
Jeremy Vensette and Nadia, and Paul Pratt. Everyone else missed an
excellent day


Weather:
A bit on the cold side, temp ranged from -4 to just above zero but the wind
chill was -8 to -10 all day.  Most of the marsh was frozen and there was
snow on the ground and ice on the tower. 

Sunrise was beautiful and a lovely dark RL was the first bird of the day

Raptor Observations:
13 species today and an amazing Golden Eagle visited the tower - literally!
 Thanks to the HBMO hawk banders for bringing over an immature GE for us to
admire and release. Absolutely amazing!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Many birds decided today was a good day to get out of Ontario.  See our
daily posting on eBird under Holiday Beach Hawk Tower 

Predictions:
On the cool side with SW winds and sunshine
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Report submitted by Cindy Cartwright (pom at bmts.com)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/






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