Date: 10/6/19 4:37 pm
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Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (06 Oct 2019) 504 Raptors
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2019

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 328 16106 16964
Osprey 2 4 29
Bald Eagle 2 21 113
Northern Harrier 1 76 318
Sharp-shinned Hawk 163 1225 3616
Cooper's Hawk 1 47 109
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 22 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 855 25765
Red-tailed Hawk 0 100 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 7 360 1581
Merlin 0 10 91
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 30
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 4 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 504 18844 48899

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Cindy Isenhoff

Observers: Jim McCoy

Very few visitors today. Richard and Kim from Toronto spent half the day
with me, and a trio from Grosse Pointe MI came for a couple of hours later
in the afternoon.

Complete cloud filled sky for the first hours of the count. Haze over the
marsh, that quickly changed to drizzle and then to steady rain for the
first hour and a half. Winds out of the S or SW all day. The afternoon
brought some sunshine, and break in the clouds, but winds were stubbornly
blowing the birds inland.

Raptor Observations:
South winds no doubt kept some raptors waiting for a more favorable wind.
We had a fair number of Turkey Vultures and Sharp-shinned hawks today.
Only 7 species total. The resident Bald Eagles were hunting the marsh, and
showing off for the visitors on the tower.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nice mixed flocks of songbirds around the tower this morning. Many
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers and even a few Red-eyed
Vireos. Sparrows species were represented but the star of the show where
Chimney Swifts 54, Tree Swallows 247, and Blue Jays 6120
full report at:

West winds tomorrow with partly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
Report submitted by Cindy Isenhoff (<akahawklady1...>)
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