Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2021) 8 Raptors

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Wed, Sep 8, 2021 10:40 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              5            54            54
Osprey                      0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  0            12            12
Northern Harrier            2            27            27
Sharp-shinned Hawk          0            11            11
Cooper's Hawk                0              4              4
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0            92            92
Red-tailed Hawk              1            20            20
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            0            69            69
Merlin                      0              6              6
Peregrine Falcon            0              4              4
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:                      8            299            299

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

Official Counter:        Jacob Stasso

Observers:        Hugh Kent

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:
Temperature remained stable at low to mid 20s, cloud level fluctuated from
no clouds to partly cloudy. Winds were mainly westerly, remaining neutral
for migrating raptors. Haze was present within the morning hours but not to
a drastic extent.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor counts remained low for today with only 2 Northern Harriers, several
Turkey Vultures, and 1 Red Tail. Resident Osprey, Bald Eagles, and Turkey
vultures were also present.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nonraptor counts also remained low with high numbers only being in marsh
residents and Cedar Waxwings, Canada Geese, and Starlings. Warbler species
diversity has decreased and migratory insect remains low.

Predictions:
Weather conditions appear to remain the same as todays with a mild shift to
North-Westerly winds, hopefully encouraging more flight movements of
migrating raptors.


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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

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 5 54 54 Osprey 0 0 0 Bald Eagle 0 12 12 Northern Harrier 2 27 27 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 11 11 Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 0 92 92 Red-tailed Hawk 1 20 20 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 0 69 69 Merlin 0 6 6 Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4 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: 8 299 299 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Jacob Stasso Observers: Hugh Kent 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: Temperature remained stable at low to mid 20s, cloud level fluctuated from no clouds to partly cloudy. Winds were mainly westerly, remaining neutral for migrating raptors. Haze was present within the morning hours but not to a drastic extent. Raptor Observations: Raptor counts remained low for today with only 2 Northern Harriers, several Turkey Vultures, and 1 Red Tail. Resident Osprey, Bald Eagles, and Turkey vultures were also present. Non-raptor Observations: Nonraptor counts also remained low with high numbers only being in marsh residents and Cedar Waxwings, Canada Geese, and Starlings. Warbler species diversity has decreased and migratory insect remains low. Predictions: Weather conditions appear to remain the same as todays with a mild shift to North-Westerly winds, hopefully encouraging more flight movements of migrating raptors. ======================================================================== 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