Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (07 Oct 2021) 594 Raptors

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Thu, Oct 7, 2021 10:52 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture            454          2148          7025
Osprey                      1              6            23
Bald Eagle                  1              4            86
Northern Harrier            9            64            267
Sharp-shinned Hawk        116            700          4048
Cooper's Hawk                3            32            114
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              9            12
Broad-winged Hawk            0            11          5252
Red-tailed Hawk              3            24            159
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            5            85            710
Merlin                      0              5            95
Peregrine Falcon            2              6            57
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:                    594          3094          17848

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

Official Counter:        Stasso, Jacob , Stasso, Jacob

Observers:        Hugh Kent, Klekner, Olga, Michelle Mastellotto,
Noel Herdman, Olga Klekner

Visitors:
We thank all 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:
Day started with extremely low visibility due to heavy fog cover. No raptor
movements were recorded during this time even with a north-easterly wind,
however as mid-morning came fog cleared and raptor movement started. Day
concluded with resuming overcast cover and some rain as winds moved to
easterly.

Raptor Observations:
During heavy fog cover no raptors were seen, however as it cleared up,
raptor movement was present with primarily Turkey Vulture (approx. 450) and
Sharpie (approx. 120) movement being present. Northern Harriers were also
in good numbers (9). Poor day for falcons and buteos with only a few
Kestrels, 2 peregrines, and 3 Red-tails.

Non-raptor Observations:
Low marsh numbers were reported with a somewhat lower waterfowl diversity.
Blue Jay movements rebounded today at 22,000, especially after fog cover.
Warbler numbers continue to decrease, however a yellow warbler was a
surprise sighting today. Blackbird movements also continue. Swallow numbers
were extremely low at 5. Monarch numbers were also low at 5.

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Predictions:
Tomorrow it is expected to rain in the morning and thunderstorm in the
afternoon with winds being souther-easterly throughout the day. This will
likely yield poor conditions for raptor migration, especially for buteos.


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Report submitted by Jacob Stasso (jacobstasso@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: Oct 07, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 454 2148 7025 Osprey 1 6 23 Bald Eagle 1 4 86 Northern Harrier 9 64 267 Sharp-shinned Hawk 116 700 4048 Cooper's Hawk 3 32 114 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 12 Broad-winged Hawk 0 11 5252 Red-tailed Hawk 3 24 159 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 5 85 710 Merlin 0 5 95 Peregrine Falcon 2 6 57 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: 594 3094 17848 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Stasso, Jacob , Stasso, Jacob Observers: Hugh Kent, Klekner, Olga, Michelle Mastellotto, Noel Herdman, Olga Klekner Visitors: We thank all 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: Day started with extremely low visibility due to heavy fog cover. No raptor movements were recorded during this time even with a north-easterly wind, however as mid-morning came fog cleared and raptor movement started. Day concluded with resuming overcast cover and some rain as winds moved to easterly. Raptor Observations: During heavy fog cover no raptors were seen, however as it cleared up, raptor movement was present with primarily Turkey Vulture (approx. 450) and Sharpie (approx. 120) movement being present. Northern Harriers were also in good numbers (9). Poor day for falcons and buteos with only a few Kestrels, 2 peregrines, and 3 Red-tails. Non-raptor Observations: Low marsh numbers were reported with a somewhat lower waterfowl diversity. Blue Jay movements rebounded today at 22,000, especially after fog cover. Warbler numbers continue to decrease, however a yellow warbler was a surprise sighting today. Blackbird movements also continue. Swallow numbers were extremely low at 5. Monarch numbers were also low at 5. https://ebird.org/checklist/S95736759 Predictions: Tomorrow it is expected to rain in the morning and thunderstorm in the afternoon with winds being souther-easterly throughout the day. This will likely yield poor conditions for raptor migration, especially for buteos. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jacob Stasso (jacobstasso@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