Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2022) 183 Raptors

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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 1:41 AM

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

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              0            98            98
Osprey                      0              7              7
Bald Eagle                  1            89            89
Northern Harrier            11            111            112
Sharp-shinned Hawk        136          1166          1166
Cooper's Hawk                9            32            33
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0          4984          4984
Red-tailed Hawk              1            56            56
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            18            329            329
Merlin                      4            35            35
Peregrine Falcon            3            20            20
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:                    183          6927          6929

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Nicole Shangi

Observers:        Donny Moore, Hugh Kent, John Winebrenner, Karen Padbury,
Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto, Olga Klekner, Paul Pratt

Visitors:
Today was the Hawk Fest with many, many visitors coming to the Tower to see
the Hawk Count and the Raptor and Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations.  It
was a pleasure to help explain Raptor Migration and enable people to see
Hawks up close. It was good to see friends again including Dan and Family,
Russ, Mark and Leon.  A huge thanks to Donny, Karen, John and Lisa,
Michelle, Olga and Paul for helping visitors spot the Hawks as they passed
by on their journey west.

Weather:
Light wind from the south with varying thin cloud cover and a temperature
peaking at 32c made for a hot sticky day on the Tower.

Raptor Observations:
Today was not a Buteo day with southerly winds and a high temperature.
However otherwise it was a good day with a variety of Raptors.
Sharp-Shinned Hawks topped the bill with 136, many coming over the tower.
Northern Harriers floated by with many good close views. All the Falcons
were present with American Kestrels (18) leading the pack.  The most
entertaining were the Merlins, shooting by at low level, one harassing a
Cooper's Hawk. The banders produced Sharp-shinned Hawks, an American
Kestrel and Red-tailed Hawks for the Hawk Fest attendees to see.

Non-raptor Observations:
Full house of woodpeckers today with Yellow-bellied Sapsucker added to the
list. Blue Jays (12,970) once again passed in good numbers. The Marsh level
is lower than the few preceding years and this is producing more Shorebirds
with 4 Species today including a big number of Killdeer (79) and 3 Wilson's
Snipe.
The list is at https://ebird.org/checklist/S118932576

Predictions:
Tomorrow is forecast be similar to today with a southerly wind, cloudy and
temperatures in the high 20s. A slightly higher wind may help bring more
raptors, but the mix will likely be similar to today with Sharp-shinned
Hawks being the most numerous.  It would be good to see more American
Kestrels


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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-2022

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 98 98 Osprey 0 7 7 Bald Eagle 1 89 89 Northern Harrier 11 111 112 Sharp-shinned Hawk 136 1166 1166 Cooper's Hawk 9 32 33 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 0 4984 4984 Red-tailed Hawk 1 56 56 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 18 329 329 Merlin 4 35 35 Peregrine Falcon 3 20 20 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: 183 6927 6929 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Nicole Shangi Observers: Donny Moore, Hugh Kent, John Winebrenner, Karen Padbury, Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto, Olga Klekner, Paul Pratt Visitors: Today was the Hawk Fest with many, many visitors coming to the Tower to see the Hawk Count and the Raptor and Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations. It was a pleasure to help explain Raptor Migration and enable people to see Hawks up close. It was good to see friends again including Dan and Family, Russ, Mark and Leon. A huge thanks to Donny, Karen, John and Lisa, Michelle, Olga and Paul for helping visitors spot the Hawks as they passed by on their journey west. Weather: Light wind from the south with varying thin cloud cover and a temperature peaking at 32c made for a hot sticky day on the Tower. Raptor Observations: Today was not a Buteo day with southerly winds and a high temperature. However otherwise it was a good day with a variety of Raptors. Sharp-Shinned Hawks topped the bill with 136, many coming over the tower. Northern Harriers floated by with many good close views. All the Falcons were present with American Kestrels (18) leading the pack. The most entertaining were the Merlins, shooting by at low level, one harassing a Cooper's Hawk. The banders produced Sharp-shinned Hawks, an American Kestrel and Red-tailed Hawks for the Hawk Fest attendees to see. Non-raptor Observations: Full house of woodpeckers today with Yellow-bellied Sapsucker added to the list. Blue Jays (12,970) once again passed in good numbers. The Marsh level is lower than the few preceding years and this is producing more Shorebirds with 4 Species today including a big number of Killdeer (79) and 3 Wilson's Snipe. The list is at https://ebird.org/checklist/S118932576 Predictions: Tomorrow is forecast be similar to today with a southerly wind, cloudy and temperatures in the high 20s. A slightly higher wind may help bring more raptors, but the mix will likely be similar to today with Sharp-shinned Hawks being the most numerous. It would be good to see more American Kestrels ======================================================================== 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-2022