[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (21 Nov 2018) 192 Raptors

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Thu Nov 22 07:02:17 EST 2018


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              48           2175          40086
Osprey                       0              0             40
Bald Eagle                   7             33            194
Northern Harrier            19             72            493
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            211           5664
Cooper's Hawk                0             36            205
Northern Goshawk             0              1              4
Red-shouldered Hawk         13            152            346
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           7325
Red-tailed Hawk            100            977           1988
Rough-legged Hawk            3             12             13
Golden Eagle                 0              8             15
American Kestrel             0              9           1436
Merlin                       0              6             61
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             48
Unknown Accipiter            0              0             22
Unknown Buteo                0              6             51
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              5
Unknown Raptor               0              1             10
Swainson's Hawk              0              2              2

Total:                     192           3706          58008
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Craig Evans

Observers:        

Visitors:
Pat Schiller and Chip from Colchester made visits to the tower today. 


Weather:
The morning began with overcast skies, a temperature of 1.3 C and moderate
winds from the west southwest. The skies cleared in the afternoon and winds
shifted to the northwest, then the north northwest. Visibility increased as
the day went on.

Raptor Observations:
The morning began slowly but the action picked up after the winds shifted
north. [19] Northern Harrier including [10] adult males were observed
today. [2] light morph and another dark morph Rough-legged Hawk were also
observed. [100] Red-tailed Hawks, [13] Red-shouldered Hawks and [2]
Sharp-shinned Hawks were counted. And [7] Bald Eagles, in addition to
another few hanging around, proceeded with their migration today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many different sized groups of Sandhill Cranes totaling 318 individuals
were flying over the tower all day today and were calling. 

American Crows - 795

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Predictions:
Temperatures are not expected to get above 0 C tomorrow. Light winds are
expected in the morning from the east with a mix of sun and could. In the
afternoon, winds are expected to increase and there is a chance of snow
flurries the afternoon.  
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Report submitted by Craig Evans (cpe4 at hotmail.com)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/


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