Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2021) 18 Raptors

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021 10:44 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              1            56            56
Osprey                      0              1              1
Bald Eagle                  1            17            17
Northern Harrier            2            29            29
Sharp-shinned Hawk          1            15            15
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1            93            93
Red-tailed Hawk              3            26            26
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            7            99            99
Merlin                      1              7              7
Peregrine Falcon            1              5              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon              0              0              0
Unknown Raptor              0              0              0

Total:                      18            353            353

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end  time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Hugh Kent

Observers:        Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto

Visitors:
We thank today's observers and those interested in the ongoing Hawk Count.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the top level of Hawk Tower is
limited to hawk counters and qualified observers only. The 2nd and lower
levels are open to the public practising COVID-19 safe precautions (social
distancing). Thank you for your understanding and involvement.

Weather:
The day started cool at 18c, with wind light from the north-west and clear
skies. It gradually heated up to a high of 26c with the wind moving to the
south after midday. Cloud cover gradually increased throughout the day.
Clear with good visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:
The majority of the sightings were in the middle two hours of the day.
Again very low numbers (18) but a good variety - all three falcons,
Red-tails, a sharp-shinned and a Broad-winged Hawk. One adult Bald Eagle
flew west at a significant height. American Kestrels were again the most
numerous (7).

Non-raptor Observations:
During the first two hours of the day the vegetation around the tower was
alive with Warblers, with an eventual total of 15 species at the end of the
day. Most numerous were Yellow-rumped warblers and there was a significant
fly over of warbler species.  Cedar waxwing numbers remained good but fewer
hirundines and Goldfinches were recorded.  Waterbird numbers in the marsh
remain stable. The checklist can be viewed at
https://ebird.org/checklist/S94470718

Predictions:
Tomorrow's weather will be similar to today's but with wind from the south
west. Hopefully we will begin to see a start to the migration, tomorrow.


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Report submitted by Hugh Kent (Hughnkent@gmail.com)
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/

More site information at hawkcount.org:  https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=100
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo -  Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hbmo/hbmo-hawk-watch-fall-2021

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 1 56 56 Osprey 0 1 1 Bald Eagle 1 17 17 Northern Harrier 2 29 29 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 15 15 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 1 93 93 Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 26 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 7 99 99 Merlin 1 7 7 Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 0 0 Total: 18 353 353 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Hugh Kent Observers: Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto Visitors: We thank today's observers and those interested in the ongoing Hawk Count. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the top level of Hawk Tower is limited to hawk counters and qualified observers only. The 2nd and lower levels are open to the public practising COVID-19 safe precautions (social distancing). Thank you for your understanding and involvement. Weather: The day started cool at 18c, with wind light from the north-west and clear skies. It gradually heated up to a high of 26c with the wind moving to the south after midday. Cloud cover gradually increased throughout the day. Clear with good visibility all day. Raptor Observations: The majority of the sightings were in the middle two hours of the day. Again very low numbers (18) but a good variety - all three falcons, Red-tails, a sharp-shinned and a Broad-winged Hawk. One adult Bald Eagle flew west at a significant height. American Kestrels were again the most numerous (7). Non-raptor Observations: During the first two hours of the day the vegetation around the tower was alive with Warblers, with an eventual total of 15 species at the end of the day. Most numerous were Yellow-rumped warblers and there was a significant fly over of warbler species. Cedar waxwing numbers remained good but fewer hirundines and Goldfinches were recorded. Waterbird numbers in the marsh remain stable. The checklist can be viewed at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94470718 Predictions: Tomorrow's weather will be similar to today's but with wind from the south west. Hopefully we will begin to see a start to the migration, tomorrow. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Hugh Kent (Hughnkent@gmail.com) Holiday Beach Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://hbmo.ca/ More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=100 Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at: https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hbmo/hbmo-hawk-watch-fall-2021