[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (22 Nov 2018) 231 Raptors

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Thu Nov 22 21:01:27 EST 2018


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture              36           2211          40122
Osprey                       0              0             40
Bald Eagle                   1             34            195
Northern Harrier             6             78            499
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            215           5668
Cooper's Hawk                4             40            209
Northern Goshawk             0              1              4
Red-shouldered Hawk         15            167            361
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           7325
Red-tailed Hawk            164           1141           2152
Rough-legged Hawk            1             13             14
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:                     231           3937          58239
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Craig Evans

Observers:        

Weather:
It was an overcast day with light to moderate winds that stayed northeast
all day. Temperatures began at -5.3 C and reached a high of -2.7 C in the
final hour. 

Raptor Observations:
(164) Red-tailed Hawks were flying past the tower all day, including a
mostly all white leucistic individual that flew directly overhead. A dark
morph Rough-legged Hawk was observed. (15) Red-shouldered Hawks, (4)
Coopers Hawks and (4) Sharp-shinned Hawks continued to migrate. (6)
Northern Harriers and an immature Bald Eagle did so as well. (3) other Bald
Eagles were observed around the marsh.

Non-raptor Observations:
51 Sandhill Cranes were observed; flocks of 26, 15, and 10, with the last
group being followed closely by 9 Tundra Swans. The marsh was almost
completely frozen over again. 25 Common Mergansers were viewed at the inlet
on the lake. 

American Crows - 1000

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Predictions:
Sunny skies and winds from the south are forecast for tomorrow.
Temperatures will start the day at 0 C and rise to a high of 6 C.
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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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