HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (14 Sep 2003) Raptor counts (total=125)

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Sun Sep 14 06:09:55 EDT 2003

SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2003

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0            157            157
Osprey                       0             84             84
Bald Eagle                   2             26             26
Northern Harrier             3             77             77
Sharp-shinned Hawk         104           1486           1486
Cooper's Hawk                3             32             32
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            3           1747           1747
Red-tailed Hawk              0             16             16
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            10            351            351
Merlin                       0             28             28
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown                      0              0              0

Total:                     125           4006           4006

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Chuck Owens, Dave Mendus, Jeff Schultz, Matt Pety

Jim Culbertson
Denise Ward
Chris Rising
Gloria Harkness
David Harkness
Don Sherwood
Pat Mulawa


It was inevitable with several days of southeast winds that the flight
would eventually stagnate and/or get pushed so far to the north as to make
observing difficult in the extreme. Couple that with todays hazy
conditions it was not surprising that the showing was mediocre to say the
least. Perhaps many of the birds to the north were busy foraging in
anticipation of tonights frontal system that should result in better
conditions for migration.

This week has all the earmarks of being spectacular, with the approaching
front working in tandem with a front predicted for later in the week to
set up excellent flight conditions.

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

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

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