[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (19 Sep 2005) 177 Raptors

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Mon Sep 19 08:09:12 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               2            190            190
Osprey                      14            164            164
Bald Eagle                   2             45             45
Northern Harrier            13            233            233
Sharp-shinned Hawk         128           3030           3030
Cooper's Hawk                0             60             60
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0          47174          47174
Red-tailed Hawk              0            149            149
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            15            768            768
Merlin                       3             40             40
Peregrine Falcon             0             11             11
Unknown                      0              0              0

Total:                     177          51866          51866
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Jim Maki, Matt Pety, Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Gerry Stanley
Al Kostyniak
Evelyn Merriman
Walt Pawloski


Weather:
Today was mostly cloudy with occasional sunny breaks especially in mid
afternoon. Winds were light south-southwest for much of the morning
becoming light to moderate south-southeast in the afternoon. 




Raptor Observations:
The flight was sluggish to say the least and heavily dominated by Sharpies.
Not a single Buteo was seen! 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Rain is forecast to pass through the area tonight with northeast winds and
partly sunny skies predicted for tomorrow.

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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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