Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 1 74 74
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 17 17
Northern Harrier 6 37 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 20 20
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 93 93
Red-tailed Hawk 2 29 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 23 126 126
Merlin 7 17 17
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 8
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
Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Jacob Stasso
Observers: Hugh Kent, Ian Woodfield, Liz Kent, Paul Pratt
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 was cool compared to prior days, staying in the low 20s. Sky was
entirely cloudy with a low ceiling, potentially allowing raptors to fly
overhead. Light level was also lower. Winds shifted from Easterly, to
South-easterly and then North-Easterly making raptor migration more
favourable by the day's end.
Day started off slow but then picked up with falcons towards mid day.
Relatively high number of reported Merlins (7) as compared to prior days.
American Kestrels also had good numbers going through from noon until mid
day (23). Buteos and accipiters remained low but present. Resident Baldies
and Osprey were present on marsh.
Very large number of Tree Swallows were reported as they moved inn
migratory flocks. Additionally, there was also a significant movement of
warblers, with 18 species of Warblers being observed. No other major
movements except for resident marsh birds.
Tomorrow it is expected to be warmer and clearer. As of right now winds are
expected to be primarily southerly and south-westerly throughout the
afternoon, potentially disrupting raptor movements for tomorrow and
lowering count numbers for that day.
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