Date: 11/3/18 5:05 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (03 Nov 2018) 1254 Raptors
Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 946 981 38892
Osprey 0 0 40
Bald Eagle 7 7 168
Northern Harrier 9 24 445
Sharp-shinned Hawk 87 149 5602
Cooper's Hawk 3 5 174
Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 20 25 219
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7325
Red-tailed Hawk 173 194 1205
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 3
Golden Eagle 3 4 11
American Kestrel 2 6 1433
Merlin 2 3 58
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 44
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: 1254 1401 55703
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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: Dave Martin, Kory Renaud, Linda Wladarski

Visitors:
There were 23 visitors that made it to the tower on a beautiful day at
Holiday Beach Conservation Area.


Weather:
It was a mostly sunny day with light to moderate winds that began from the
northwest and finished from the west. The temperature ranged from 5 - 9 C
and visibility was good all day.


Raptor Observations:
(3) Golden Eagles were observed today. A light morph Rough-legged Hawk flew
by the tower at close range in the morning. Turkey Vulture numbers (946)
were the highest they have been in well over a week. (173) Red-tailed Hawks
were also coming through in good numbers today. (87) Sharp-shinned Hawks,
(20) Red-shouldered Hawks, (9) Northern Harriers, (7) Bald Eagles and (3)
Coopers Hawks were observed. (2) American Kestrels, (2) Merlin and a
Peregrine Falcon all flew past the tower today. An Osprey is still around.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Tufted Titmouse was heard singing first thing in the morning. It did not
seem as though there were as many ducks around the marsh today. There was
not much activity in general below the tower today aside from a few
Northern Cardinals.

American Crows - 830

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49654593


Predictions:
Winds are forecast to begin from the east tomorrow morning and are expected
to shift to the southeast for the remainder of the day. There will be a mix
of sun and clouds and a high of 10 C .
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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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