[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (03 Nov 2006) 928 Raptors

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Fri Nov 3 18:11:45 EST 2006


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             298           2654          71938
Osprey                       0              1            225
Bald Eagle                   1              6            184
Northern Harrier             9             22            784
Sharp-shinned Hawk          42            137           8261
Cooper's Hawk               16             52            637
Northern Goshawk             0              0              6
Red-shouldered Hawk         86            283            525
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          67956
Red-tailed Hawk            465           1547           3719
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              7
Golden Eagle                10             24             43
American Kestrel             1              3           1856
Merlin                       0              1             43
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             43
Unknown                                                     
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9

Total:                     928           4732         156236
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Borchers, John Elliot

Visitors:
Ron Harkness
Richard Naber
Tex Wells
Jim Maki
Anne Hanft
Saul Hanft


Weather:
West winds again dominated today’s weather with the morning being mostly
sunny, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. An occasional snow flurry
was also seen in the afternoon.



Raptor Observations:
The flight today was very much like yesterday’s with similar numbers seen
for most species recorded except for vultures, which were seen in lesser
numbers. There was a steady movement throughout the day with plenty of
good looks at birds overhead including several of the Golden Eagles
observed. It seems that this species has finally hit its stride for the
season. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans have been trickling into the area all this week with several
small groups in all totaling about 60 birds noted today.


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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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