[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (05 Oct 2005) 476 Raptors

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Wed Oct 5 19:10:14 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 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             412           1211           2726
Osprey                       2             11            219
Bald Eagle                   3              5            101
Northern Harrier             1              5            380
Sharp-shinned Hawk          42            546           6226
Cooper's Hawk                5             28            205
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0              7          90990
Red-tailed Hawk              6             20            381
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3             14           1571
Merlin                       0              2             55
Peregrine Falcon             2             10             30
Unknown                      0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9

Total:                     476           1862         102902
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Jim Maki, Paul Cypher, Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Pete Przybylski
Pat Mulawa
Walt Pawloski


Weather:
Today was again warm and sunny but with greatly improved visibility from
the last several very hazy days. Winds were again light to moderate out of
the southeast. 

Raptor Observations:
Perhaps because of the improved conditions in which to detect birds more
than an actually increase in migrants, there was a measurable increase in
birds recorded at the watch today. Particularly in regards to the
vultures, these birds would have been undetectable the last couple of days
given the conditions if they followed the same route of passage. 




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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