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

Visitors:
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.


Weather:
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:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60409358

Predictions:
West winds tomorrow with partly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
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Report submitted by Cindy Isenhoff (<akahawklady1...>)
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch 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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