[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (23 Nov 2018) 19 Raptors

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Fri Nov 23 21:32:27 EST 2018


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               0           2211          40122
Osprey                       0              0             40
Bald Eagle                   0             34            195
Northern Harrier             0             78            499
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            216           5669
Cooper's Hawk                0             40            209
Northern Goshawk             0              1              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            172            366
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           7325
Red-tailed Hawk             13           1154           2165
Rough-legged Hawk            0             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:                      19           3956          58258
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Craig Evans

Observers:        

Visitors:
John Barnes, Mike from Essex, and Dave and Linda were at the tower at
different points today.


Weather:
It was clear, sunny skies all day with light winds from the southeast and
temperatures soon rising to 6 C.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day compared to the past week. (13) Red-tailed Hawks, (5)
Red-shouldered Hawks and a Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed. At least 3 Bald
Eagles were hanging around the marsh.

Non-raptor Observations:
Thousands of ducks were observed flying out over the lake. About 150
Canvasbacks were flying around the marsh. Hundreds of other ducks, mostly
Mallards, were congregating on the ice edges in the marsh.  

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50165960

Predictions:
Rain is forecast for much of the day tomorrow and moderate to strong winds
from the south. 
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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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