Observation start time: 10:15:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter: Craig Evans
Visitors: There were no visitors at the tower today.
Weather: Heavy rain came through in the morning so the start time was delayed. There was still a little drizzle and low visibility upon commencement of the count. Light to moderate winds from the west began the day, which eventually shifted to the northwest. The temperature began at 13.5 C and fell throughout the count period to 11.5 C in the final hour but it felt cooler with the wind. Cloud cover was 100% the whole day and visibility increased to about 6 km.
Raptor Observations: An immature Red-tailed Hawk was observed today. Despite the northwest winds, the rain from the morning seemed to be preventing the migration from coming through. An Osprey that has been hanging around was observed today.
Non-raptor Observations: A group of 16 Yellow-rumped Warblers flew in for about 10 minutes, accompanied by a Winter Wren, then flew away. Only a single American Wigeon was observed, compared to many more last week. No Blue Jays or American Crows were observed today.
Predictions: Tomorrow is forecast to rain all day. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Craig Evans (<cpe4...>) Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at: http://hbmo.ca/