[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (05 Sep 2005) 162 Raptors

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Mon Sep 5 07:09:24 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              13             72             72
Osprey                      11             61             61
Bald Eagle                   2             21             21
Northern Harrier             9             90             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20             34             34
Cooper's Hawk                3             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           67            113            113
Red-tailed Hawk             11             80             80
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            26             81             81
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown                      0              0              0

Total:                     162            566            566
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Dave Mendus, Don Sherwood, Matt Pety, Paul Cypher

Visitors:
Pete Przybylski
Gloria Harkness
Ron Harness
Tim Smart
Charlene Borchers


Weather:
Conditions were again sunny today with light southeast winds during the
morning becoming moderate southeast in the afternoon.   


Raptor Observations:
The flight was somewhat anemic early in the day, but picking up by the noon
hour and continuing steady but light until the end of the count. Numbers
overall were similar to yesterday but a shift in species numbers was noted
with Broad-wings, Kestrels and Sharp-shins being the most numerous.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch numbers were even more impressive than yesterday with dozens
visible during a single scan of the sky at most times over the course of
the day. The pace was generally steady all day with probably thousands
moving through the area today.

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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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