[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (06 Oct 2006) 9121 Raptors

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Fri Oct 6 20:10:13 EDT 2006


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            8796          22225          24116
Osprey                       1             13            201
Bald Eagle                   2             13            128
Northern Harrier            33            104            609
Sharp-shinned Hawk         104            681           4954
Cooper's Hawk               25            101            247
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          7             10             14
Broad-winged Hawk            4           2493          67945
Red-tailed Hawk            145            252            453
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             4            149           1784
Merlin                       0              8             35
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             33
Unknown                                                     
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              4

Total:                    9121          26055         100525
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Borchers, Fred Kirn, John Elliot

Visitors:
Richard Naber
Anne Hanft
Saul Hanft
Allen Chartier



Weather:
Today was a clear blue day with little or no cloud cover at any time. Winds
were fairly strong from the northeast.

 


Raptor Observations:
The flight today was very much similar to yesterday but with a bit of an
increase in the larger Buteos. The Turkey Vulture movement was much as it
was the day previous, starting early and ending late with similar numbers
recorded for each day. With the cloudless skies, detecting birds in
general was difficult, especially the smaller species, accounting somewhat
for the small Sharpie and Kestrel totals I’m sure.

Non-raptor Observations:
A single Snow Goose was seen with two high-flying Canadas. A single late
Chimney Swift was also noted.



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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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