[Ontbirds] Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (10 Oct 2016) 2603 Raptors

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Tue Oct 11 16:18:02 EDT 2016


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2449           6488           6680
Osprey                       0             12             92
Bald Eagle                  11             39            130
Northern Harrier            25            125            426
Sharp-shinned Hawk          86            935           2867
Cooper's Hawk                1             34             65
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          5             34             34
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           6802
Red-tailed Hawk             19            106            162
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             5            173           1076
Merlin                       1             16             61
Peregrine Falcon             1             19             39
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:                    2603           7991          18435
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Jennifer Lyon

Observers:        Cary Graham, Derek Lyon, Keith Sealy

Visitors:
Thanks to Jen, Derek, Keith, Cary and Gray for helping do today's count.


Weather:
A beautiful day with blue skies and lots of sun. Temp got to a high of 14C
with light winds that started from the NE and backed to the E.

Raptor Observations:
A good flight today with a total of 2,603 birds tallied. There were a lot
of TVs on the move again today with 2,449 counted often in good sized
kettles. Also had Bald Eagles (11), N. Harriers (25), Sharpies (86),
Cooper's (1), Red-shoulders (5), Redtails (19), Am/ Kestrels (5), Merlin
(1) and Peregrine (1).

Highlight of the day had to be the 7 ..yep SEVEN Bald Eagles all overhead
at the same time and vocalizing to each other! 

Non-raptor Observations:
Another big push of Blue Jays again today with 6,110 tallied through the
day. Also seen were both RC and GC Kinglets, RB and WB Nuthatches, Brown
Creeper, House Wren, YB Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Black-capped
Chickadee, Myrtle Warbler, BT Green Warbler, Common Loon and Am. Crows.
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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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