[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (05 Oct 2004) 2632 Raptors

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Tue Oct 5 07:10:52 EDT 2004


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2004
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2428           6528          10858
Osprey                       0              5            222
Bald Eagle                   2             20            163
Northern Harrier             3             11            294
Sharp-shinned Hawk          53            451           4810
Cooper's Hawk                7             20            233
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          7             18             65
Broad-winged Hawk            1              4         185379
Red-tailed Hawk            123            309           1124
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1              2              3
American Kestrel             7             33            912
Merlin                       0              1             42
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             24
Unknown                      0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              2

Total:                    2632           7407         204131
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        

Visitors:
Tim Smart
Alan Ryff


Weather:
Today was a cloudless day for the most part with light and variable winds
in the morning. Winds were light to moderate southeast in the afternoon. 




Observations:
There was good lift off of TVs in the third hour of the count, remnants of
yesterday’s movement into the early evening that put down north of the
count area. Overall the flight was dominated by the vulture migration but
with a fairly decent mix including the third Golden Eagle of the fall, a
sub adult, and an adult rufous morph Red-tail. 



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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/




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