HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (23 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=2718)

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SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, MI, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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BV                           0              0              0
TV                        1823          44653          45615
OS                           0             97            282
BE                           2             96            206
NH                          14            297            777
SS                          55           3398           8677
CH                          35            363            485
NG                           1              4              4
RS                          99            623            629
BW                           0             69         106417
RT                         679           3075           3347
RL                           0              6              6
GE                           5             18             19
AK                           5           1121           3238
ML                           0             11             68
PG                           0             32             63
UR                           0              0              0
SW                           0              0              3
WE                           0              0              1

Total:                    2718          53863         169837
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Site Coordinator: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Terry Angevine

Weather:
Today was generally cloudy with some sunny breaks and moderate northeast
winds. 



Observations:
The final tally for Red-tails was the highest daily count so far this fall
with 679 total. The flight of Red-tails was highlighted by the observation
of an albinistic individual. This bird was almost entirely white with some
dark flight feathers and some dark smudging on the head and tail. In all,
2718 birds of 10 species were recorded for the day.


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Report submitted by Calvin Brennan (common_raven at hotmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:
http://www.smrr.net/


The primary site used by Southeastern Michigan Raptor Research (SMRR) is the Boat Launch at Lake Erie Metropark located approximately 20 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. A secondary site, the Headquarters of Pointe Mouillee State Game Area can be used during certain wind conditions.  When staffing is available, both sites can be used at the same time.  The season begins on the first day of September and concludes on the final day of November.  For details and directions, log on to www.smrr.net

The stipend for the 2002 season counter was provided by DTE Energy.  Visit www.dteenergy.com to learn more!

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