Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (13 Oct 2021) 2171 Raptors

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Wed, Oct 13, 2021 9:57 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture            1952          6510          11387
Osprey                      0              7            24
Bald Eagle                  0              6            88
Northern Harrier            7            85            288
Sharp-shinned Hawk        141          1162          4510
Cooper's Hawk                5            46            128
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            10            13
Broad-winged Hawk            0            12          5253
Red-tailed Hawk              8            47            182
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            56            185            810
Merlin                      1            11            101
Peregrine Falcon            1            22            73
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:                    2171          8103          22857

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

Official Counter:        Stasso, Jacob

Observers:        Hugh Kent, Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto

Visitors:
We thank all today's observers for their efforts 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 off cloudy with a low ceiling and low visibility, however
by noon sky became clear with limited cloud cover. Winds were consistently
souther westerly, shifting to southerly by days end.

Raptor Observations:
Good day for Turkey Vultures (1950) and Sharpies (141), although south
westerly winds pushed them to distant fly routes. American kestrels also
were in better numbers at 56. Relatively few Buteos with only 8 Red tails
present. Cooper's hawks were present at 5 and Northern Harrier's at 7.

Non-raptor Observations:
Marsh count was large but lower then yesterday’s. Another slow day for
song birds with a Northern Waterthrush making a surprise appearance. Blue
jays migration continues with almost 17,000 today. Starling numbers
exceptionally high at 11, 500. Monarch numbers were low again at 7.

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Predictions:
Tomorrow the temperature is expected to remain the same but rain will be
present for the majority of the day with a chance of thunderstorms. This,
in combination with a continuing south westerly wind, may make raptor
observation less favourable, especially for buteos.


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Report submitted by Jacob Stasso (jacobstasso@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: Oct 13, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 1952 6510 11387 Osprey 0 7 24 Bald Eagle 0 6 88 Northern Harrier 7 85 288 Sharp-shinned Hawk 141 1162 4510 Cooper's Hawk 5 46 128 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13 Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 5253 Red-tailed Hawk 8 47 182 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 56 185 810 Merlin 1 11 101 Peregrine Falcon 1 22 73 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: 2171 8103 22857 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Stasso, Jacob Observers: Hugh Kent, Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto Visitors: We thank all today's observers for their efforts 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 off cloudy with a low ceiling and low visibility, however by noon sky became clear with limited cloud cover. Winds were consistently souther westerly, shifting to southerly by days end. Raptor Observations: Good day for Turkey Vultures (1950) and Sharpies (141), although south westerly winds pushed them to distant fly routes. American kestrels also were in better numbers at 56. Relatively few Buteos with only 8 Red tails present. Cooper's hawks were present at 5 and Northern Harrier's at 7. Non-raptor Observations: Marsh count was large but lower then yesterday’s. Another slow day for song birds with a Northern Waterthrush making a surprise appearance. Blue jays migration continues with almost 17,000 today. Starling numbers exceptionally high at 11, 500. Monarch numbers were low again at 7. https://ebird.org/checklist/S96088604 Predictions: Tomorrow the temperature is expected to remain the same but rain will be present for the majority of the day with a chance of thunderstorms. This, in combination with a continuing south westerly wind, may make raptor observation less favourable, especially for buteos. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jacob Stasso (jacobstasso@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