[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (13 Sep 2006) 218 Raptors

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Wed Sep 13 18:09:37 EDT 2006


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1             70             70
Osprey                       6             66             66
Bald Eagle                   2             49             49
Northern Harrier             4            201            201
Sharp-shinned Hawk         191           1026           1026
Cooper's Hawk                1             38             38
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1          12691          12691
Red-tailed Hawk              0             45             45
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             8            478            478
Merlin                       3             11             11
Peregrine Falcon             1              4              4
Unknown                                                     

Total:                     218          14679          14679
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Jim Maki

Visitors:
Robert Westland
Sam Gay
Bruce and Linda Roberts


Weather:
After some early morning drizzle and fog, conditions gradually improved
over the course of the day today. Much of the day from mid morning onward
was a mix of sun and cloud with light south winds becoming light to
moderate south-southeast in the afternoon.



Raptor Observations:
Probably due in large part to the overall unstable weather conditions, the
flight was spread out over the whole sky and came in bursts followed by
periods of inactivity when there seemed to no birds flying at all. The
movement overall today was dominated by Sharp-shins, making up almost 90%
of all birds recorded. 




Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines seemed quite active in the early morning when the weather
cleared. About a dozen warbler species were seen near the count area.


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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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