HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (24 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=2282)

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SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, MI, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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BV                           0              0              0
TV                        1075          45728          46690
OS                           0             97            282
BE                           0             96            206
NH                          13            310            790
SS                          53           3451           8730
CH                          50            413            535
NG                           1              5              5
RS                         230            853            859
BW                           0             69         106417
RT                         839           3914           4186
RL                           1              7              7
GE                          17             35             36
AK                           2           1123           3240
ML                           0             11             68
PG                           1             33             64
UR                           0              0              0
SW                           0              0              3
WE                           0              0              1

Total:                    2282          56145         172119
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Site Coordinator: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        John Elliot

Weather:
Today was a mostly cloudy day with partial clearing in the late afternoon.
Winds were generally moderate and easterly with a slight northerly
component. 



Observations:
The flight was spread over a broad front, particularly in the afternoon and
because of this both sites were used simultaneously. The increase in Buteo
numbers continued and this was the first double- digit day for Golden
Eagles with 17 total recorded. For the day, a total of 2,282 birds of 11
species were observed.


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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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