Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (15 Nov 2022) 499 Raptors

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Tue, Nov 15, 2022 9:57 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              22          1930          54021
Osprey                      0              0            16
Bald Eagle                  0              5            304
Northern Harrier            5            30            700
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23            76          7106
Cooper's Hawk                3            41            325
Northern Goshawk            0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk        35            305            673
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          65702
Red-tailed Hawk            407          1972          4350
Rough-legged Hawk            1              2              2
Golden Eagle                3            25            38
American Kestrel            0              4          2085
Merlin                      0              8            122
Peregrine Falcon            0              7            114
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon              0              0              0
Unknown Raptor              0              0              1

Total:                    499          4409        135565

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

Official Counter:        Nicole Shangi

Observers:        Hugh Kent, Liz Kent, Noel Herdman, Peter Veighey

Visitors:
Thank you to our kind observers for donating your time and eyes to the
count, Noel and Peter, thank you!

Weather:
Today was very chilly with stronger winds than yesterday. The winds stayed
northeast most of the day which brought in a great variety of raptors.
Raptors slowed down by the end of the day likely due to the rain in the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
The far majority today was again red-tailed hawks with just over 400. Every
so often a red-shoulder would join the mix. We were happy to see an
increase in sharp shinned hawks today with 23. Turkey vultures, harriers,
and coopers hawks were also present today in low numbers. The highlights of
the day were three golden eagles representing all age groups: adult,
subadult and immature, and a gorgeous dark morph rough-legged hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were very quiet today, although goldfinches continue to migrate
in good numbers. The same species are still present on the marsh as usual
for the last few weeks, and numbers on the lake are increasing. Scaup,
hooded and red-breasted merganser, horned grebe, a common loon and
bufflehead were spotted on the lake today. The species count was relatively
low compared to most days, likely due to the frigid wind.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S122482447

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks quite chilly again with westerly winds. We may see
stragglers migrating brought in by the winds today!


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Report submitted by Nicole Shangi (nicole.shangi@outlook.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-2022

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 22 1930 54021 Osprey 0 0 16 Bald Eagle 0 5 304 Northern Harrier 5 30 700 Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 76 7106 Cooper's Hawk 3 41 325 Northern Goshawk 0 1 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 35 305 673 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702 Red-tailed Hawk 407 1972 4350 Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 2 Golden Eagle 3 25 38 American Kestrel 0 4 2085 Merlin 0 8 122 Peregrine Falcon 0 7 114 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 3 3 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 0 1 Total: 499 4409 135565 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Nicole Shangi Observers: Hugh Kent, Liz Kent, Noel Herdman, Peter Veighey Visitors: Thank you to our kind observers for donating your time and eyes to the count, Noel and Peter, thank you! Weather: Today was very chilly with stronger winds than yesterday. The winds stayed northeast most of the day which brought in a great variety of raptors. Raptors slowed down by the end of the day likely due to the rain in the afternoon. Raptor Observations: The far majority today was again red-tailed hawks with just over 400. Every so often a red-shoulder would join the mix. We were happy to see an increase in sharp shinned hawks today with 23. Turkey vultures, harriers, and coopers hawks were also present today in low numbers. The highlights of the day were three golden eagles representing all age groups: adult, subadult and immature, and a gorgeous dark morph rough-legged hawk. Non-raptor Observations: Passerines were very quiet today, although goldfinches continue to migrate in good numbers. The same species are still present on the marsh as usual for the last few weeks, and numbers on the lake are increasing. Scaup, hooded and red-breasted merganser, horned grebe, a common loon and bufflehead were spotted on the lake today. The species count was relatively low compared to most days, likely due to the frigid wind. https://ebird.org/checklist/S122482447 Predictions: Tomorrow looks quite chilly again with westerly winds. We may see stragglers migrating brought in by the winds today! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Nicole Shangi (nicole.shangi@outlook.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-2022