Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (17 Nov 2022) 18 Raptors

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Thu, Nov 17, 2022 9:22 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              0          1937          54028
Osprey                      0              0            16
Bald Eagle                  0              5            304
Northern Harrier            0            31            701
Sharp-shinned Hawk          3            79          7109
Cooper's Hawk                3            46            330
Northern Goshawk            0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            305            673
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          65702
Red-tailed Hawk            12          2015          4393
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              2
Golden Eagle                0            27            40
American Kestrel            0              4          2085
Merlin                      0              9            123
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:                      18          4471        135627

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end  time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Nicole Shangi

Observers:

Visitors:
There were no visitors to the tower today, but there were a handful of
people walking around the park. It was nice to see people enjoying the park
despite the weather!

Weather:
Today was chilly with winds from the southwest. The high was about 2°C.
The morning started off, bright and partly cloudy and changed to very windy
with blustery snow by the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
There were very few raptors today, all of them flew from the north side of
the marsh and over the far tree line. In total there were 12 red tailed
hawks, three Cooper’s hawks and three sharp shinned hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Unfortunately there are not many species to report today. Majority of
species were seen during the morning when the sun was out and they quickly
disappeared once the strong winds and snow came. Again today they were very
few song birds, and even the water fowl seem to have decreased, possibly
due to weather. There were, however, still many gold finches migrating, and
horned lark. Two Sandhill cranes were spotted at the far end of the marsh,
and two red breasted merganser on the lake.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S122573858

Predictions:
Tomorrow will be slightly colder than today with chances of snow and
southwest to west winds. It’s likely that few raptors will be seen
tomorrow but there is always the chance for a golden eagle or rough-legged
hawk!


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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 17, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 1937 54028 Osprey 0 0 16 Bald Eagle 0 5 304 Northern Harrier 0 31 701 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 79 7109 Cooper's Hawk 3 46 330 Northern Goshawk 0 1 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 305 673 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702 Red-tailed Hawk 12 2015 4393 Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2 Golden Eagle 0 27 40 American Kestrel 0 4 2085 Merlin 0 9 123 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: 18 4471 135627 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours Official Counter: Nicole Shangi Observers: Visitors: There were no visitors to the tower today, but there were a handful of people walking around the park. It was nice to see people enjoying the park despite the weather! Weather: Today was chilly with winds from the southwest. The high was about 2°C. The morning started off, bright and partly cloudy and changed to very windy with blustery snow by the afternoon. Raptor Observations: There were very few raptors today, all of them flew from the north side of the marsh and over the far tree line. In total there were 12 red tailed hawks, three Cooper’s hawks and three sharp shinned hawks. Non-raptor Observations: Unfortunately there are not many species to report today. Majority of species were seen during the morning when the sun was out and they quickly disappeared once the strong winds and snow came. Again today they were very few song birds, and even the water fowl seem to have decreased, possibly due to weather. There were, however, still many gold finches migrating, and horned lark. Two Sandhill cranes were spotted at the far end of the marsh, and two red breasted merganser on the lake. https://ebird.org/checklist/S122573858 Predictions: Tomorrow will be slightly colder than today with chances of snow and southwest to west winds. It’s likely that few raptors will be seen tomorrow but there is always the chance for a golden eagle or rough-legged hawk! ======================================================================== 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