Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (21 Nov 2022) 8 Raptors

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Mon, Nov 21, 2022 9:07 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              0          1947          54038
Osprey                      0              0            16
Bald Eagle                  0              5            304
Northern Harrier            2            38            708
Sharp-shinned Hawk          0            79          7109
Cooper's Hawk                1            48            332
Northern Goshawk            0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            305            673
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          65702
Red-tailed Hawk              4          2038          4416
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              2
Golden Eagle                0            27            40
American Kestrel            0              4          2085
Merlin                      1            10            124
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:                      8          4514        135670

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Nicole Shangi

Observers:        Michael Arthurs

Visitors:
Thank you to Michael for sticking out the cold with me today! It is always
a pleasure.

Weather:
Today was slightly warmer than the weekend and last week with a high of 5C.
It was very windy again from the southwest bringing a chill, but the sun
was out most of the day which was very helpful. The majority of the marsh
has frozen except for a few small areas.

Raptor Observations:
Once again there were very few raptors. We had four red-tailed hawks, two
Northern harriers, a coopers hawk and a merlin. It is possible the strong
winds are discouraging raptor migration.

Non-raptor Observations:
The waterfowl on the marsh was greatly decreased today apart from mallards,
of which there were up to 700. There are very few spots of open water and
the majority of the ducks were seen flying when flushed by bald eagles.
There were large congregations of blue herons again today with around 60. A
Wilsons snipe was flushed from the borders of the trout pond a couple times
today, giving us a nice view. Songbirds are still lacking due to the wind,
however a few did poke their heads out including cardinals, white throated
sparrows, field sparrows, song sparrows, and golden crowned kinglets.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S122792604

Predictions:
Tomorrow there should be a bit of a reprieve from the high winds. The high
could get up to 7C, sunny, with winds from the southwest. Hopefully the
raptors take the hint to migrate!


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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 21, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 1947 54038 Osprey 0 0 16 Bald Eagle 0 5 304 Northern Harrier 2 38 708 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 79 7109 Cooper's Hawk 1 48 332 Northern Goshawk 0 1 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 305 673 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702 Red-tailed Hawk 4 2038 4416 Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2 Golden Eagle 0 27 40 American Kestrel 0 4 2085 Merlin 1 10 124 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: 8 4514 135670 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Nicole Shangi Observers: Michael Arthurs Visitors: Thank you to Michael for sticking out the cold with me today! It is always a pleasure. Weather: Today was slightly warmer than the weekend and last week with a high of 5C. It was very windy again from the southwest bringing a chill, but the sun was out most of the day which was very helpful. The majority of the marsh has frozen except for a few small areas. Raptor Observations: Once again there were very few raptors. We had four red-tailed hawks, two Northern harriers, a coopers hawk and a merlin. It is possible the strong winds are discouraging raptor migration. Non-raptor Observations: The waterfowl on the marsh was greatly decreased today apart from mallards, of which there were up to 700. There are very few spots of open water and the majority of the ducks were seen flying when flushed by bald eagles. There were large congregations of blue herons again today with around 60. A Wilsons snipe was flushed from the borders of the trout pond a couple times today, giving us a nice view. Songbirds are still lacking due to the wind, however a few did poke their heads out including cardinals, white throated sparrows, field sparrows, song sparrows, and golden crowned kinglets. https://ebird.org/checklist/S122792604 Predictions: Tomorrow there should be a bit of a reprieve from the high winds. The high could get up to 7C, sunny, with winds from the southwest. Hopefully the raptors take the hint to migrate! ======================================================================== 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