Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2016

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              11           6545           6737
Osprey                       0             13             93
Bald Eagle                   0             39            130
Northern Harrier             2            131            432
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9            946           2878
Cooper's Hawk                0             34             65
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             34             34
Broad-winged Hawk            1             10           6803
Red-tailed Hawk              0            106            162
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            173           1076
Merlin                       0             16             61
Peregrine Falcon             5             26             46
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:                      28           8074          18518

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Johnstone

Observers:        Bill Wright, Cary Graham, Keith Sealy, Ronnie Goodhand

Thanks to the crew who got today's count done...Bob, Keith, Ronnie, Cary
and Bill.

Little cloud to start but closing in late in the count period. Winds were
moderate to strong from the SSW and then straight S with up the cliff again
today. Temp got to a high of 20C...almost an instant replay of yesterday.

Raptor Observations:
Once again it was a small flight with a total of just 28 birds...but there
were a few great birds...Peregrines... 5 of which cruised through past the
hawkwatch!  Other birds were TVs (11), N. Harriers (2), Sharpies (9) and a
late and lonely Broadwing. :)

Non-raptor Observations:
The Blue Jays moved through again today but in smaller numbers with
540...while other species included Veery, BT Blue Warbler, Am. Crow, Am.
Goldfinch, N. Flicker, E. Phoebe, WB and RB Nuthatch, RC and GC Kinglets,
Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos, warblers (N. Parula, BT Blue, Myrtle, BT
Green, Orange-crowned, Nashville and Magnolia), sparrows (White-crowned,
White-throated, Song and Lincoln's), Am. Robin, Gray Catbird, BC Chickadee,
Downy Woodpecker.

And I've been remiss in reporting Monarchs... there were 8 yesterday and
another 48 today!

Thursday they're predicting moderate NW winds with lots of cloud to start.
As long as the rain ends before daybreak I think there's a chance for a bit
of a flight tomorrow.
Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebro...@ezlink.on.ca)
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