Date: 11/2/18 3:44 pm
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Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (02 Nov 2018) 147 Raptors
Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2018

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 35 35 37946
Osprey 0 0 40
Bald Eagle 0 0 161
Northern Harrier 15 15 436
Sharp-shinned Hawk 62 62 5515
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 171
Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 5 199
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7325
Red-tailed Hawk 21 21 1032
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 1 8
American Kestrel 4 4 1431
Merlin 1 1 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 43
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 22
Unknown Buteo 0 0 45
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9

Total: 147 147 54449

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Craig Evans


Chuck from Holly, Michigan visited the tower this morning for about 4.5

It was overcast all day with winds from the northwest and some light
drizzle at times. The temperature hovered around 6-7 C and humidity was
about 85%.

Raptor Observations:
The morning began slowly but picked up around mid-day, then significantly
slowed again in the late afternoon. An immature Golden Eagle flew in low,
directly over the tower. A light morph Rough-legged Hawk, the second of the
season was observed. (21) Red-tailed Hawks and (5) Red-shouldered Hawks
were seen today. (15) Northern Harriers were counted. (2) Cooper's Hawks
and (62) Sharp-shinned Hawks, as well as (4) American Kestrel and a Merlin
were observed. An Osprey and an adult Bald Eagle were not counted as
migratory species today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Yellowthroat was hanging around the base of the tower. The first
American Tree Sparrow of the fall was observed today. 2 Northern
Rough-winged Swallows and a Tree Swallow flew past the tower in close
proximity to each other. Red-winged Blackbirds, as well as Common Grackles
and Ceder Waxwings were noted in good numbers today.

American Crows - 4,600
Blue Jays - 30

Tomorrow should be a mostly sunny day with moderate winds forecast from the
west. It will be a cool start to the morning but a high temperature of 9 C
is expected.
Report submitted by Craig Evans (<cpe4...>)
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