[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (25 Oct 2006) 5025 Raptors

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Wed Oct 25 19:10:09 EDT 2006


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            4629          60229          62120
Osprey                       1             32            220
Bald Eagle                   4             56            171
Northern Harrier             9            223            728
Sharp-shinned Hawk         114           3379           7652
Cooper's Hawk               36            326            472
Northern Goshawk             2              3              3
Red-shouldered Hawk         56            165            169
Broad-winged Hawk            0           2503          67955
Red-tailed Hawk            172           1081           1282
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              2
Golden Eagle                 1              6              7
American Kestrel             1            210           1845
Merlin                       0             13             40
Peregrine Falcon             0             11             40
Unknown                                                     
Swainson's Hawk              0              6              9

Total:                    5025          68245         142715
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Leroy Yoder et al.
Bruce Roberts
Jim Maki
Anne Hanft
Saul Hanft
Tim Smart
Stan Kowalski


Weather:
Skies were mostly overcast today with some sunny breaks. Winds were mostly
light and somewhat variable but predominately from the west.



Raptor Observations:
After a slow start there was a sharp increase in activity in the late
morning. From that point onward there was a steady and heavy TV migration
with decent if not large numbers of Red-tails and Red-shoulders mixed in.
Some of the later groups of vultures were particularly impressive with
kettles of several hundred birds whirling directly overhead. Other
highlights of the day included 2 juvenile Northern Goshawks and a juvenile
Golden Eagle. 



Non-raptor Observations:
Large numbers of Rusty Blackbirds have been seen in the area as of late and
a Brewer’s Blackbird or two have been detected in some of these groups.


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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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