Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (19 Nov 2021) 111 Raptors

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Sat, Nov 20, 2021 12:11 AM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              2          3349          68520
Osprey                      0              0            26
Bald Eagle                  1            36            178
Northern Harrier            4            55            562
Sharp-shinned Hawk          6            126          7733
Cooper's Hawk                1            41            280
Northern Goshawk            1              2              7
Red-shouldered Hawk        10            162            568
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          5262
Red-tailed Hawk            86          1339          2860
Rough-legged Hawk            0              5              6
Golden Eagle                0            42            55
American Kestrel            0              3          1305
Merlin                      0              7            124
Peregrine Falcon            0            10            98
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
Black Vulture                0              0              1

Total:                    111          5177          87585

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Hugh Kent

Observers:        John Barnes, Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto

Visitors:
We thank 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 wind was moderate from the west with a northerly aspect that changed to
southerly in early afternoon. It was clear and sunny all day with very
little cloud. The temperature rose a little from an early 2c to 6c late
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tailed Hawks topped the bill with a reasonable 86. Red-shouldered Hawks
(10) just got into double figures. Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Northern
Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks remained in single figures.
A notable sighting was an adult Northern Goshawk flying quickly west north
of the Tower. There were no falcons seen today. When the wind changed in
the early afternoon most sightings were along the tree line to the north of
the marsh.

Non-raptor Observations:
Duck numbers remain stable with 12 species seen. Good numbers of Tundra
Swan (142) were seen, some moving south high up and some settling on the
Marsh. The lingering Great Egret was seen moving around the marsh.
Blackbird numbers remain stable in the low hundreds, American Crows (440)
are still trickling through and American Goldfinches (388) again had a good
day. The list is at https://ebird.org/checklist/S97797097

Predictions:
Tomorrow is forecast to be cloudy with moderate winds from the south,
temperature similar to today. With cloudy / overcast skies it is likely
that there will be fewer raptors passing the tower. However we remain
hopeful that we will spot a few!


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Report submitted by Hugh Kent (Hughnkent@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: Nov 19, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 2 3349 68520 Osprey 0 0 26 Bald Eagle 1 36 178 Northern Harrier 4 55 562 Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 126 7733 Cooper's Hawk 1 41 280 Northern Goshawk 1 2 7 Red-shouldered Hawk 10 162 568 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5262 Red-tailed Hawk 86 1339 2860 Rough-legged Hawk 0 5 6 Golden Eagle 0 42 55 American Kestrel 0 3 1305 Merlin 0 7 124 Peregrine Falcon 0 10 98 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 Black Vulture 0 0 1 Total: 111 5177 87585 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours Official Counter: Hugh Kent Observers: John Barnes, Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto Visitors: We thank 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 wind was moderate from the west with a northerly aspect that changed to southerly in early afternoon. It was clear and sunny all day with very little cloud. The temperature rose a little from an early 2c to 6c late afternoon. Raptor Observations: Red-tailed Hawks topped the bill with a reasonable 86. Red-shouldered Hawks (10) just got into double figures. Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks remained in single figures. A notable sighting was an adult Northern Goshawk flying quickly west north of the Tower. There were no falcons seen today. When the wind changed in the early afternoon most sightings were along the tree line to the north of the marsh. Non-raptor Observations: Duck numbers remain stable with 12 species seen. Good numbers of Tundra Swan (142) were seen, some moving south high up and some settling on the Marsh. The lingering Great Egret was seen moving around the marsh. Blackbird numbers remain stable in the low hundreds, American Crows (440) are still trickling through and American Goldfinches (388) again had a good day. The list is at https://ebird.org/checklist/S97797097 Predictions: Tomorrow is forecast to be cloudy with moderate winds from the south, temperature similar to today. With cloudy / overcast skies it is likely that there will be fewer raptors passing the tower. However we remain hopeful that we will spot a few! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Hugh Kent (Hughnkent@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