[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (07 Oct 2005) 3192 Raptors

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Fri Oct 7 20:10:30 EDT 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2727           4411           5926
Osprey                       0             15            223
Bald Eagle                   2              8            104
Northern Harrier            17             23            398
Sharp-shinned Hawk         230            914           6594
Cooper's Hawk               30             68            245
Northern Goshawk             1              2              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          6              9             13
Broad-winged Hawk           44             53          91036
Red-tailed Hawk             73             97            458
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            55             92           1649
Merlin                       2              5             58
Peregrine Falcon             5             19             39
Unknown                      0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9

Total:                    3192           5716         106756
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Borchers, John Elliot, Scott Jennex

Visitors:
Jim Maki
Macklin Smith


Weather:
Today brought much cooler temperatures and north winds with the passage of
a long awaited cold front through the area. Skies were generally overcast
with occasional sunny breaks. Winds were moderate to fairly strong
quartering between north-northwest and north-northeast. 

Raptor Observations:
The day marked the first large movement of Turkey Vultures along with good
numbers and variety of other species. The flight overall was steady from
mid morning until the end of the day, although with the persistent
overcast the movement was sometimes spotty during portions of the day. 




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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