[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (25 Nov 2018) 7 Raptors

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Sun Nov 25 18:44:10 EST 2018


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 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            217           5670
Cooper's Hawk                1             41            210
Northern Goshawk             0              1              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            172            366
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           7325
Red-tailed Hawk              4           1158           2169
Rough-legged Hawk            0             13             14
Golden Eagle                 0              8             15
American Kestrel             0              9           1436
Merlin                       1              7             62
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:                       7           3963          58265
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Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Craig Evans

Observers:        

Visitors:
Claude and Nina, and 5 other visitors from the area were at the tower
today. 


Weather:
There was some sun breaking through the clouds in the morning and late
afternoon but it was mostly cloudy all day. Light winds were from the south
southwest but shifted southeast in the late afternoon. Temperatures were
around 5 C. 

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day for raptor migration. [4] Red-tailed Hawks were observed
including one that came back and stayed for a while before moving on. An
adult Coppers Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk flew over today. A Merlin was
also observed moving up the beach. [3] Bald Eagles were seen around the
marsh today. 

Non-raptor Observations:
An adult and an immature Great Black-backed Gull were observed. Many flocks
of Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch were flying over today. More Mute
Swans have returned to the now unfrozen marsh.

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Predictions:
Rain is forecast for much of the morning and is expected to change to mixed
precipitation in the afternoon. The possibility of precipitation decreases
however in the afternoon. Strong northerly winds are expected throughout
the day and temperatures should reach a high of 3 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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