Date: 11/6/18 4:25 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (05 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 8 1050 38961
Osprey 0 0 40
Bald Eagle 0 7 168
Northern Harrier 3 28 449
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 160 5613
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 177
Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 221
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7325
Red-tailed Hawk 0 225 1236
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 3
Golden Eagle 0 4 11
American Kestrel 0 6 1433
Merlin 1 4 59
Peregrine Falcon 0 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: 20 1522 55824
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Craig Evans

Observers:

Visitors:
A group of 11 school children from Bright Child Montessori, led by 3
supervisors, came to the tower today for an outdoor educational
experience.
John Barnes and Bob HB were also at the tower today.


Weather:
It was a warm start to the day with temperatures at 10.9 C. The winds were
blowing from the due south all day. Humidity was fairly high at around 85%
for much of the count today. It was mostly cloudy with the sun making brief
appearances throughout different points in the day.

Raptor Observations:
It was a very slow day for raptor migration. What was observed was often
far to the north. A few Sharp-shinned Hawks and Coopers Hawks were seen
flying by. No buteos were observed today. A Merlin powered by the tower in
the morning, making this the highlight of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Upon arrival in the morning, there was a large group of Rusty Blackbirds in
the surrounding trees. Others were also observed throughout the day. Large
groups of Ceder Waxwings and Pine Siskin were also observed today. Not many
American Crows were moving through compared to yesterdays totals.

American Crows - 33

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49712600


Predictions:
There will be a few showers overnight but it should all clear by morning.
Tomorrow is expected to be another warm day with winds from the southwest
and highs of 11 C. It's forecast to be a mix of sun and clouds in the
morning with the chance of a few showers in the afternoon.
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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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