HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (28 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=1503)

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Mon Oct 28 20:43:00 EST 2002


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, MI, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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BV                           0              0              0
TV                         989          47778          48740
OS                           0             97            282
BE                           1            101            211
NH                           2            325            805
SS                          11           3516           8803
CH                          11            434            556
NG                           1             10             10
RS                          17            931            937
BW                           0             69         106417
RT                         459           5198           5470
RL                           1             11             11
GE                          10             58             59
AK                           0           1128           3245
ML                           1             13             70
PG                           0             34             65
UR                           0              0              0
SW                           0              1              4
WE                           0              0              1

Total:                    1503          59704         175686
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Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Site Coordinator: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        John Elliot, Terry Angevine

Weather:
Today was generally cloudy with some clearing late in the afternoon. Winds
were light to moderate east-northeast. 


Observations:
The flight was pushed somewhat to the south and both sites were used
simultaneously for much of the day. Noticeable was the lack of Accipiters
although one Northern Goshawk was tallied for the day. In all 1,503 birds
of 11 species were recorded.



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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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