[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (02 Sep 2016) 327 Raptors

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Fri Sep 2 20:07:59 EDT 2016


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               2             10             10
Osprey                       9             12             12
Bald Eagle                  15             16             16
Northern Harrier            37             75             75
Sharp-shinned Hawk          41             55             55
Cooper's Hawk                4              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          117            211            211
Red-tailed Hawk             42             56             56
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            58            114            114
Merlin                       2              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     327            555            555
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Jenniskens

Observers:        Bob Hall-Brooks

Visitors:
A good number of visitors to the tower this afternoon! A young couple from
Florida came up the tower and we had a nice discussion of migrating
raptors. There was also a couple from London, Ontario that came a visited,
as they do several times a year. Later on in the evening there were a few
family groups with their kids on the tower.


Weather:
The morning started off nice a cool with a very light wind from the North.
In the afternoon, the wind switched to the NE and we received a few
moderate gusts. Mostly clear skies most of the day made it hard to pick out
many raptors in the sky!

Raptor Observations:
Today was another nice day to watch hawks! Although early morning started
out slower than yesterday's, later on the birds were clearly moving! And
most of them very high!

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-migrant raptors were much slower than yesterdays, only 194 Cedar
Waxwings were noted migrating. Although the slow movement of raptors in the
early morning gave time to try to identify a few more of the warblers going
through, and 9 species were seen from the tower, totaling only 76
individuals. There were 18 Green Darners, 14 Black Saddlebags, and a single
Twelve-spotted Skimmer that were noted migrating past today. Two Monarch
Butterflies were seen migrating.

Predictions:
Tomorrow we are looking at similar temperatures as today, with the wind
starting out in the N, and switching to NE throughout the day.
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Report submitted by Sean Jenniskens (seanjenniskens at hotmail.com)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/






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