Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Cindy Isenhoff
Observers: Chuck Sharbaugh, Cramer, Dan Lumm
Visitors: Even in the cold weather multiple brave souls visited today. In total we had 11 visitors including my friend Jackie P and Dan Lumm's sister Yvonne.
Weather: Cloudy and cold today with winds from the West or WNW. Temperatures began at 2.9 C and ended at 5.8 C. Winds varied between WNW and W hourly at speeds from 2 kmph blowing and gusting to 10 kmph. No sun during the count hours at all.
Raptor Observations: Resident Eagles and the 2 Osprey who have been hanging out entertained us today. Overall 12 species of hawk today were seen, with our season's first Northern Goshawk giving those on the tower a nice look as he flew over the marsh relatively low.
Non-raptor Observations: Song birds were present but not in large numbers, other than the Blue Jays and American Crow flocks migrating. Ducks in the marsh also seemed to be lower in number in the area around the tower. See the eBird report specifics: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49356832
Predictions: A bit warmer and sunnier tomorrow! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Cindy Isenhoff (<akahawklady1...>) Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at: http://hbmo.ca/