[Ontbirds] HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2014) 3 Raptors

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Wed Sep 10 22:09:07 EDT 2014


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1             19             19
Bald Eagle                   0              1              1
Northern Harrier             0             46             56
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            274            284
Cooper's Hawk                0             11             12
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             44             75
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            166            199
Merlin                       0              4              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       3            568            654
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Dunn

Observers:        

Visitors:
Thanks to Jim, Keith and Mark C. for today's report. Let's hope things pick
up over the next few days.


Weather:
Not a stellar day at the hawkwatch today. First hour was drizzling rain
with moderate to strong SE winds. The rest of the count period was hazy and
continuing strong SE winds. Cloud cover was 100% and humidity near 100%.

Raptor Observations:
Just 3 birds counted today as migrants ... 1 per hour (ouch!!)...2 Sharpies
and a single Osprey.



The Eagles and a few TV's were enjoying the wind. They were pumping hard
going east and then screaming back to the west.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were non-existent in the hawkwatch area.

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks promising with brisk NORTHERLY winds (either NW or NE
depending on how far the low moves off to the east). This should along with
the much cooler weather make for a decent flight. There is a small threat
of showers early, clearing mid morning.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm






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