[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (31 Oct 2005) 86 Raptors

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Mon Oct 31 17:10:22 EST 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              62         102011         103526
Osprey                       2             31            239
Bald Eagle                   2             75            171
Northern Harrier             0            177            552
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6           2770           8450
Cooper's Hawk                5            568            745
Northern Goshawk             0             28             30
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            871            875
Broad-winged Hawk            0            106          91089
Red-tailed Hawk              6           6474           6835
Rough-legged Hawk            0             56             56
Golden Eagle                 3             64             64
American Kestrel             0            182           1739
Merlin                       0             18             71
Peregrine Falcon             0             27             47
Unknown                      0              0              0
Prairie Falcon               0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              1             10

Total:                      86         113460         214500
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Tim Smart
Paul Cypher


Weather:
Today continued the warm weather trend of the last couple of days. Skies
were a mix of sun and cloud with light to moderate southwest winds. 

Raptor Observations:
The flight was similar to yesterday in volume and breakdown, although the
two Ospreys were a nice surprise. These will surely be some of the last
seen for the fall although we’ve had a few in early November in recent
years. 





Non-raptor Observations:
Two somewhat late Barn Swallows provided a non-raptor highlight.

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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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