[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (03 Oct 2005) 42 Raptors

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Mon Oct 3 18:10:15 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1            797           2312
Osprey                       0              8            216
Bald Eagle                   0              1             97
Northern Harrier             0              4            379
Sharp-shinned Hawk          30            473           6153
Cooper's Hawk                3             21            198
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0              7          90990
Red-tailed Hawk              0             14            375
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3             10           1567
Merlin                       0              1             54
Peregrine Falcon             3              5             25
Unknown                      0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9

Total:                      42           1344         102384
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Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        

Visitors:
Tim Smart
Walt Pawloski


Weather:
Today saw a continuation of the unseasonably warm weather. Visibility was
greatly reduced in haze and the winds were light to moderate from the
southeast. The count was delayed early on due to drizzle and fog. 

Raptor Observations:
With this being the third consecutive day of south component winds, the
flight on this day was predictably stagnant. Highlighting the day however
was the trio of Peregrine Falcons recorded, a species known to move even
during these lulls. 




Non-raptor Observations:

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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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