Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter: Craig Evans
Observers: Jeanece Seals, Theresa Lindsey
Visitors: It was the last day at the tower this year for Jeanece Seals and Theresa Lindsey from Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks for you keen eyes and lots of help during your visit! 6 other visitors made their way up the tower today including Dan and Diane from Michigan, and Jude from Chicago.
Weather: It was very light to almost no wind from a southeast direction throughout the day. The temperature began at 4.5 C and increased gradually to 11.3 C in the final hour. It was a mostly cloudy all day and there was a haze in the air at times, which reduced visibility.
Raptor Observations: It was a very slow day for raptor migration. A late adult Broad-winged Hawk was observed today.
Non-raptor Observations: Despite the lack of raptors, other passerines continued with their migration. 2 Carolina Wren were heard singing to each other. More Song Sparrows then usual were around the tower today. A few Tree Swallow continue to be observed flying overhead. Red-winged Blackbirds continued to migrate in large numbers today. A few Rusty Blackbirds landed in nearby trees allowing for good observations. Blue Jay numbers increased making today their highest total in over a week.
Predictions: Heavy rain and winds from the southwest are predicted tomorrow morning. However, the rain should end by about noon and the winds are expected to shift to the northwest. Hopefully there will be some good raptor migration in the afternoon tomorrow. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Craig Evans (<cpe4...>) Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at: http://hbmo.ca/