[Ontbirds] Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (29 Oct 2018) 118 Raptors

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Tue Oct 30 13:30:10 EDT 2018


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              67          11045          11381
Osprey                       0              5             52
Bald Eagle                   4            136            249
Northern Harrier            10            427            599
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5           3689           4966
Cooper's Hawk                4            185            228
Northern Goshawk             0              5              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            141            141
Broad-winged Hawk            0             50           5883
Red-tailed Hawk             18            591            641
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 4             27             28
American Kestrel             5           1650           2473
Merlin                       1            103            149
Peregrine Falcon             0             56             79
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:                     118          18111          26877
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Burris, Matt Oswald

Observers:        Mary Carnahan, Matt Oswald

Visitors:
Thanks to Chris B and Matt for doing today's count with help from Mary and
several visitors including Anne G.


Weather:
The temperature ranged from 4C to 9C. Winds were moderate WNW with
occasional gusts. Cloud cover ranged from 100% at the start to 20% by the
end of the observation period.

Raptor Observations:
Given the favorable wind, 118 birds for a full day was disappointing.  With
a slight mid-afternoon push perhaps prompted by clearing skies, we were
able to spot four Golden Eagles – with the two lower ones standing out as
the highlights of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptors included: White-throated Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler,
European Starling, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, Hairy Woodpecker, American
Robin, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Canada Goose, Eastern
Bluebird, Common Grackle, Hermit Thrush, Mourning Dove, Red-winged
Blackbird, American Pipit, Horned Lark, and Eastern Phoebe.
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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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