Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2022) 103 Raptors

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Thu, Sep 15, 2022 10:04 PM

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

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              3            98            98
Osprey                      0              7              7
Bald Eagle                  0            83            83
Northern Harrier            11            87            88
Sharp-shinned Hawk          55            855            855
Cooper's Hawk                2            21            22
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            8          4162          4162
Red-tailed Hawk              0            54            54
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            22            288            288
Merlin                      2            30            30
Peregrine Falcon            0            17            17
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:                    103          5702          5704

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Nicole Shangi

Observers:        Bob Hall- Brooks, Paul Pratt,, Hall-Brooks, Bob, Hugh Kent,
Karen Padbury, Larry, Liz Kent, Padbury, Karen, Paul Pratt,
John Barnes, Pratt, Paul

Visitors:
We had so many amazing visitors today! So many interested groups who were
very interested in the hawk watch and birding. We thank Karen, Bob H.B.,
Bob P., Jim, John, Larry and Paul!

Weather:
The weather today started off fairly cloudy with northern component winds.
By the end of the day, temperatures had warmed and cleared with southeast
winds.

Raptor Observations:
There were not as many broad-wings as expected today, possibly due to the
shift in winds. We had a few nice northern harriers close to the tower and
a couple merlins too.

Non-raptor Observations:
The highlight of today was again the blue jay migration with almost 30,000
jays! We also had a brown thrasher, bobolink, and Gray-cheeked thrush. We
also had a group of 40 killdeer fly over the marsh!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S118803356

Predictions:
Tomorrow should be another hot one, and once again, we are still holding
out for some kettles of broad-wings.


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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: Sep 15, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 3 98 98 Osprey 0 7 7 Bald Eagle 0 83 83 Northern Harrier 11 87 88 Sharp-shinned Hawk 55 855 855 Cooper's Hawk 2 21 22 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 8 4162 4162 Red-tailed Hawk 0 54 54 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 22 288 288 Merlin 2 30 30 Peregrine Falcon 0 17 17 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: 103 5702 5704 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Nicole Shangi Observers: Bob Hall- Brooks, Paul Pratt,, Hall-Brooks, Bob, Hugh Kent, Karen Padbury, Larry, Liz Kent, Padbury, Karen, Paul Pratt, John Barnes, Pratt, Paul Visitors: We had so many amazing visitors today! So many interested groups who were very interested in the hawk watch and birding. We thank Karen, Bob H.B., Bob P., Jim, John, Larry and Paul! Weather: The weather today started off fairly cloudy with northern component winds. By the end of the day, temperatures had warmed and cleared with southeast winds. Raptor Observations: There were not as many broad-wings as expected today, possibly due to the shift in winds. We had a few nice northern harriers close to the tower and a couple merlins too. Non-raptor Observations: The highlight of today was again the blue jay migration with almost 30,000 jays! We also had a brown thrasher, bobolink, and Gray-cheeked thrush. We also had a group of 40 killdeer fly over the marsh! https://ebird.org/checklist/S118803356 Predictions: Tomorrow should be another hot one, and once again, we are still holding out for some kettles of broad-wings. ======================================================================== 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