HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (25 Nov 2003) Raptor counts (total=28)

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Tue Nov 25 05:11:00 EST 2003


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              1
Turkey Vulture               5           4740          73867
Osprey                       0              3            246
Bald Eagle                   0             21            198
Northern Harrier             0            153           1371
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            152          12074
Cooper's Hawk                1             91            880
Northern Goshawk             0             29             50
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            262            872
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          87359
Red-tailed Hawk             18           7848          12025
Rough-legged Hawk            0             74             95
Golden Eagle                 2             87            119
American Kestrel             0              5           2380
Merlin                       0              2             83
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             87
Unknown                      0              0             12
Swainson's Hawk              0              0             14
Short-eared Owl              0              2              2

Total:                      28          13471         191735
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        John Elliot

Weather:
Today began partly sunny but much of the remainder of the day was dominated
by overcast conditions. Winds were light to moderate southwest. 

Observations:
A modest day was recorded after the recent cold front highlighted by a
Golden Eagle duo that was perhaps a mated pair migrating together. Both
individuals were adults and one was significantly larger in size than its
companion. 


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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

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