[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (14 Nov 2017) 135 Raptors

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Tue Nov 14 21:07:59 EST 2017


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              88           7809          55929
Osprey                       0              1             77
Bald Eagle                   2             71            227
Northern Harrier             3             60            484
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            488           5343
Cooper's Hawk                2             70            253
Northern Goshawk             0              4              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          6            642            775
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           5366
Red-tailed Hawk             31           2297           3276
Rough-legged Hawk            0             20             37
Golden Eagle                 1             72             84
American Kestrel             0              4           1371
Merlin                       0              5             75
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             57
Unknown Accipiter            1              3              7
Unknown Buteo                0              2             19
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              9
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              2

Total:                     135          11554          73397
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Jenniskens

Observers:        Dave Martin, Linda Wladarski, Michael Williamson,
                  Paul Pratt

Visitors:
Mike, Paul, Dave and Linda.


Weather:
Today was a beautiful day! Sunshine and warm! Very light southerly winds
greeted us throughout the day, and some haze was present throughout as
well.

Raptor Observations:
A smattering of Red-tails, a couple groups of Turkey Vultures, and a few
odds and ends. The noon-o'clock Golden as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
A huge flock of Aythya sp. was out on the lake in the morning; just a
massive black blob. A bit of non-raptor migration today; 970 American
Crows, 111 Horned Larks, 11 Eastern Bluebirds, 73 American Pipits, 21
Lapland Longspurs, 21 Pine Siskins, and 188 American Goldfinches. A couple
of late birds as well; and Eastern Phoebe and a very late Yellow Warbler!
Full eBird checklist can be found here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40512374?share=true

Predictions:
Moderate south winds throughout the day. Slight chance of rain in the
morning, but building into the afternoon.
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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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