[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (23 Sep 2005) 8292 Raptors

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Fri Sep 23 07:09:59 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              66            318            318
Osprey                       2            192            192
Bald Eagle                  10             75             75
Northern Harrier            48            335            335
Sharp-shinned Hawk         270           4541           4541
Cooper's Hawk               11             93             93
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk         7677          88557          88557
Red-tailed Hawk             38            214            214
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           162           1395           1395
Merlin                       3             49             49
Peregrine Falcon             2             15             15
Unknown                      0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              1              9              9

Total:                    8292          95797          95797
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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:        Fred Kirn, Jeff Schultz

Visitors:
Tex Wells
John Lowry
Macklin Smith
Tim Smart
Leonard Graff


Weather:
After last night’s rain and thunderstorms, today saw clearing conditions.
Skies overall for the day were a mix of sun and cloud with quite brisk
northeast winds. 

Raptor Observations:
The flight started slowly but by mid morning there was a steady movement of
birds. Although not as large as the passage earlier in the week there was
still a considerable push of Broad-wings, especially in the afternoon.
Highlighting the day was the season’s ninth Swainson’s Hawk along with a
juvenile dark morph Red-tail. 




Non-raptor Observations:
A single Snow Goose was recorded with a small flock of Canadas. 

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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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