Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4             70             70
Bald Eagle                   1             30             30
Northern Harrier             9            196            196
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37           1287           1287
Cooper's Hawk                2             18             18
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk         1102           6539           6539
Red-tailed Hawk              0              7              7
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            25            784            784
Merlin                       1             34             34
Peregrine Falcon             0              7              7
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1181           8972           8972
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Johnstone, Mac McAlpine

Observers:        Bill Wright, Ernie Gribble, Gigi Greer, Greg Baker,
                  Greg Barge, John Froom, Lance Warren, Linda MacGregor,
                  Lynn Baker, Ronnie Goodhand, Steve Birch

Visitors:
Thanks to everyone who helped with today's count...John F., Ernie G., Linda
M., Gigi G., Greg and Lynn B., Steve B., Bill W., Greg B., Ronnie G. and
Lance W.


Weather:
Sunny and hot with light winds from the N early but shifting round to the S
and SSE. Temp to a high of 27 today and even higher with the humidex.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the not so perfect migration weather... (I know it was a beautiful
day for everyone BUT a hawkwatcher!) the birds did move and the total for
day was 1,181. The bulk of today's flight was Broadwings (1,102) along with
Osprey (4) and N. Harriers (9), a lone Bald Eagle, Sharpies (37),  Cooper's
Hawk (2), A. Kestrels (25) and a single Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were some birds reported in the other species section... warblers
(Black and White, Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided, Wilson's, A. Redstart,
Magnolia and Tennessee), both Wood and Swainson's Thrush, RT Hummingbird,
Gray Catbird, BC Chickadee, RC Kinglet, RB Woodpecker, YB Sapsucker,
Eastern Wood Pewee, Red-eyed Vireo and Cedar Waxwings.

The Blue Jays were on the move again today and the total count was 8,640.

And for those who are interested in the Monarch migration there were a
couple of counts made with a total of 479...many of which were tallied
along the cliff.

Predictions:
With a forecast of total blue skies and still quite warm on S winds I'm not
expecting there to be much of a flight for tomorrow... though the
Broadwings are obviously moving through but likely not as far down as the
lake shore.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebro...@ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm



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