Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (20 Nov 2022) 8 Raptors

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Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              1          1947          54038
Osprey                      0              0            16
Bald Eagle                  0              5            304
Northern Harrier            2            36            706
Sharp-shinned Hawk          0            79          7109
Cooper's Hawk                0            47            331
Northern Goshawk            0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            305            673
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          65702
Red-tailed Hawk              5          2034          4412
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              2
Golden Eagle                0            27            40
American Kestrel            0              4          2085
Merlin                      0              9            123
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          4506        135662

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end  time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Hugh Kent

Observers:        Liz Kent

Visitors:
Two hardy visitors ventured to the top of the tower and were interested in
the raptors and birds seen on the marsh.

Weather:
Another bleak day on the Tower. Overcast, strong wind generally from the
west, temperature around -4c. However, the marsh looked picturesque with
snow having fallen overnight onto the frozen surface. Not many stretches of
open water left.

Raptor Observations:
Not a lot, Red-tailed Hawks (5) again led the pack, with two Northern
Harriers and a lonely Turkey Vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
Fewer ducks as they were keeping to the diminishing areas of open water.
Mallard (370) again the most numerous, followed by Green-winged Teal (80)
and a smattering of the other dabbling ducks. A big siege of Great Blue
Herons (52) were sheltering from the wind along the tree belt next to the
marsh to the west, accompanied by four Sandhill Cranes. It was nice to see
Wilson's Snipe (5) flying around the marsh and settling near the Herons,
and we again had a good number of Hooded Merganser (10) on the Trout Pond.
The small birds were hiding apart from passing flocks of Red-winged
Blackbird (128), Horned Lark (42) and American Goldfinch (49). The list is
at https://ebird.org/checklist/S122749169

Predictions:
The temperature is forecast to be at 5c by the afternoon. However, the wind
remains strong from the southwest. Mostly overcast but there may be sunny
intervals. Hopefully we will see more raptors with the day becoming warmer
than the last 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

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 1 1947 54038 Osprey 0 0 16 Bald Eagle 0 5 304 Northern Harrier 2 36 706 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 79 7109 Cooper's Hawk 0 47 331 Northern Goshawk 0 1 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 305 673 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 65702 Red-tailed Hawk 5 2034 4412 Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2 Golden Eagle 0 27 40 American Kestrel 0 4 2085 Merlin 0 9 123 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 4506 135662 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours Official Counter: Hugh Kent Observers: Liz Kent Visitors: Two hardy visitors ventured to the top of the tower and were interested in the raptors and birds seen on the marsh. Weather: Another bleak day on the Tower. Overcast, strong wind generally from the west, temperature around -4c. However, the marsh looked picturesque with snow having fallen overnight onto the frozen surface. Not many stretches of open water left. Raptor Observations: Not a lot, Red-tailed Hawks (5) again led the pack, with two Northern Harriers and a lonely Turkey Vulture. Non-raptor Observations: Fewer ducks as they were keeping to the diminishing areas of open water. Mallard (370) again the most numerous, followed by Green-winged Teal (80) and a smattering of the other dabbling ducks. A big siege of Great Blue Herons (52) were sheltering from the wind along the tree belt next to the marsh to the west, accompanied by four Sandhill Cranes. It was nice to see Wilson's Snipe (5) flying around the marsh and settling near the Herons, and we again had a good number of Hooded Merganser (10) on the Trout Pond. The small birds were hiding apart from passing flocks of Red-winged Blackbird (128), Horned Lark (42) and American Goldfinch (49). The list is at https://ebird.org/checklist/S122749169 Predictions: The temperature is forecast to be at 5c by the afternoon. However, the wind remains strong from the southwest. Mostly overcast but there may be sunny intervals. Hopefully we will see more raptors with the day becoming warmer than the last 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