[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (02 Oct 2017) 797 Raptors

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Mon Oct 2 17:51:00 EDT 2017


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture             695           1267           4118
Osprey                       0              1             58
Bald Eagle                   0              1             93
Northern Harrier             6             18            178
Sharp-shinned Hawk          75            102           2530
Cooper's Hawk                1              8             69
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              6
Broad-winged Hawk            6             14           5347
Red-tailed Hawk              9             23            169
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              9            737
Merlin                       0              0             32
Peregrine Falcon             0              1             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              1              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              2
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                     797           1447          13359
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Jenniskens

Observers:        Bob Hall-Brooks, Michael Williamson

Visitors:
A gentleman from PEI was up on the tower today for a few hours.


Weather:
Mostly sunny skies with a few high-up thin clouds. Wind started off
non-existent, but there was a slight southeasterly breeze by mid-morning.

Raptor Observations:
Decent flight today of mostly Turkey Vultures. Of note, was our first
Rough-legged Hawk of the season; a nice light morph which flew right over
us on the tower, nice and low just after 10am local time. We had a
'4-Buteo' day - we were dreaming of that coveted 5th Buteo, but as expected
it was a no-show.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight of the day were 7 more Am. White Pelicans, which flew around and
over the tower as well as sat in the marsh. 3510 Blue Jays were counted
today. Full eBird checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39520823 A few Monarchs were
observed today, along with Red Admiral, Eastern Comma, Viceroy, and Bronze
Copper. Autumn Meadowhawk and Black Saddlebags were also observed today.

Predictions:
Light-moderate south winds all day tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies.
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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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