Date: 11/2/18 3:44 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (02 Nov 2018) 147 Raptors
Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2018
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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
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Craig Evans

Observers:

Visitors:
Chuck from Holly, Michigan visited the tower this morning for about 4.5
hours.


Weather:
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

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49627719

Predictions:
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.
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Report submitted by Craig Evans (<cpe4...>)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=100


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