[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (10 Sep 2015) 84 Raptors

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Thu Sep 10 20:39:45 EDT 2015


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               5              9              9
Osprey                       2             36             36
Bald Eagle                   7             30             30
Northern Harrier             5             90             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk          27            150            150
Cooper's Hawk                3             10             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             10             10
Red-tailed Hawk              3             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            29            318            318
Merlin                       2             11             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              1

Total:                      84            676            676
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Jenna McDermott

Observers:        Bob Hall-Brooks, Gwen Patrick, Kory Renaud, Paul Pratt

Visitors:
We had a few visitors today: people from La Salle, a couple from South
Carolina, and 2 from Windsor.


Weather:
Temperatures rose to 26C and the wind swiveled more than half the compass,
starting in the NNE, then E, S and ending from the SW. We definitely were
experiencing the "blue skies of invisibility", with virtually no cloud
cover.

Raptor Observations:
Today certainly didn't provide the amazing flight that was expected. Most
of the raptors seen were exceptionally high in the sky, and there were most
certainly more lost to sight in the blue sky. Two more Merlins were seen,
munching on dragonflies, as well as over 20 American Kestrels. Turkey
Vultures, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Sharpies, Cooper's Hawks,
and a few juvenile Red-tailed Hawks were also seen migrating.  

Non-raptor Observations:
There was not a lot of migrating non-raptors flying past the tower today
(83 Cedar Waxwings and 31 American Goldfinches) but feeding around the
tower was a different story! 12 species of warbler were observed, as well
as a Brown Thrasher. Dragonflies were: 2 Twelve-spotted Skimmers, 6 Black
Saddlebags, 2 Common Green Darners. 11 Monarchs. See today's eBird list for
all species http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S24974432

Predictions:
A chance of rain through the day with winds from the North. Hopefully the
clouds will keep birds at a visible height!
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Report submitted by Jenna McDermott (jmcdermo at alumni.uoguelph.ca)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/






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