[Ontbirds] Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch - 30 Sept. 2015 - 626 Raptors
jean.iron at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 30 20:37:13 EDT 2015
Cranberry Marsh Hawk Watch
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Total Species: 13
Turkey Vulture 414
Bald Eagle 22
Northern Harrier 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 72
Cooper's Hawk 6
Northern Goshawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 9
Red-tailed Hawk 22
American Kestrel 51
Peregrine Falcon 2
Total Individuals: 626
Observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Jean Iron. Many thanks to a great team of observers.
Observers: Eleanor Beagan, Jerry Ball, Ross Lamb, Rick LaForest, Betsy
Smith, Charmaine Anderson, Allan Chapman, Charlie Adey, Karl Jennewein, Les
Sayers, Pat Schleiffer, and many more visitors.
Weather: Wind strong out of northeast
Other birds: 50 species highlights: 16 species of ducks, geese and swans,
including 2 white morph Snow Geese; 10 Great Egrets; 1 juvenile
Black-crowned Night-Heron; 1 American Coot; 1 Pied-billed Grebe; 4 Greater
and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs; 1 Wilson's Snipe; 1 juvenile Black-bellied Plover;
3 Wild Turkeys (on Halls Road); 4 Common Ravens; 13,930+ Blue Jays - they
streamed across all day, 40 American Pipits; 59 Rusty Blackbirds, with 5
feeding on the path, 1 White-crowned Sparrow; and 4 White-throated Sparrows.
Monarch Migration: about 35
Viewing over the marsh is excellent from the south platform with very good
numbers of waterfowl to check through.
OFO Fall Hawkwatching Guide
Directions: Exit from the 401 at Brock St. in Whitby. Go south on Brock St.
to Victoria St. Go west on Victoria to Halls Road. Go south on Halls Rd to
the second walkway to Cranberry Marsh.
Data will be submitted to HMANA and eBird.
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