[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (04 Nov 2005) 36 Raptors

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Fri Nov 4 19:11:16 EST 2005


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              19            276         103802
Osprey                       0              1            240
Bald Eagle                   0              2            173
Northern Harrier             1              3            555
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             19           8469
Cooper's Hawk                2             11            756
Northern Goshawk             0              0             30
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0            875
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          91089
Red-tailed Hawk              6             38           6873
Rough-legged Hawk            1              3             59
Golden Eagle                 2              4             68
American Kestrel             0              0           1739
Merlin                       1              1             72
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             47
Unknown                      0              0              0
Prairie Falcon               0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0             10

Total:                      36            358         214858
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Jim Maki, John Elliot, Walt Pawloski

Weather:
Today saw the continuation of the recent warm weather and southerly flow.
Skies cleared early in the day with the southwest winds picking up in the
late morning becoming fairly strong and gusty. 

Raptor Observations:
A smattering of birds was recorded throughout the day highlighted by an
overhead view of a juvenile Golden Eagle. This bird was joined by a pair
of adult Bald Eagles and during the fifteen minutes or so that the birds
were in view, there was quite a bit of interaction between the three birds
including vocalizations. Presumably the Bald Eagles were one of the local
pairs that were perhaps showing their annoyance at an intruder in their
airspace.

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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