[Ontbirds] Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2018) 58 Raptors

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Tue Sep 11 23:57:34 EDT 2018


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2             17             18
Bald Eagle                  13             43             43
Northern Harrier             9             52             55
Sharp-shinned Hawk          17            132            134
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            8            518            520
Red-tailed Hawk              0             13             13
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             5            199            200
Merlin                       4             13             13
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
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:                      58            997           1006
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Matt Oswald

Observers:        Clive Hodder, Eric Single, Keith Sealy

Visitors:
Thanks to Matt and Eric for covering the count today with some afternoon
help from Keith and Clive.  Once the sun came out a few others were down to
the site as well.


Weather:
A bit of a weird day for weather with a mostly clouded over sky to start
and then filling in completely just a couple of hours in. Temp was
comfortable to start at 15C and remained steady around that with a slight
drop when it clouded over completely. It didn't open up at all till
mid-afternoon. Winds were favourable from the NW and then NNW and finally
straight N.

Raptor Observations:
Not as many birds today as hoped for given the wind direction with a total
of just 58.... a few each of various species with Osprey (2), Bald Eagles
(13), N. Harriers (9), Sharpies (17), Broadwings (8), Am. Kestrels (5) and
Merlin (4).

A Peregrine was spotted heading east bound so was not included in today's
count.

Non-raptor Observations:
Only non-raptor mentioned today was a Chimney Swift.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm


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