[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (10 Nov 2006) 481 Raptors

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Fri Nov 10 18:11:36 EST 2006


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             257           3662          72946
Osprey                       0              1            225
Bald Eagle                   1             12            190
Northern Harrier             8             68            830
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            251           8375
Cooper's Hawk                4            102            687
Northern Goshawk             1              1              7
Red-shouldered Hawk         35            552            794
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          67956
Red-tailed Hawk            158           2672           4844
Rough-legged Hawk            2              4             11
Golden Eagle                12             55             74
American Kestrel             0              6           1859
Merlin                       0              3             45
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             45
Unknown                                                     
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9

Total:                     481           7393         158897
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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:        

Visitors:
Paul Berrigan
Ron Harkness
Tex Wells 
Karl Overman
Frank Kitakis
Jim Maki
Bruce Roberts
Paul Cypher




Weather:
Today saw mostly sunny skies for much of the day with variable amounts of
cirrus clouds. Heavier cloud cover pushed into the area in late afternoon
as a quickly advancing front approached from the west. Winds were moderate
from the east, becoming gustier in the afternoon.



Raptor Observations:
There was a steady if not particularly heavy movement of birds today
beginning early in the day and lasting until mid afternoon. Typical of
east dominated winds; birds were spread over a very broad front although
many birds were enjoyed as they flew directly overhead. Highlighting the
day were excellent views of a juvenile Northern Goshawk, light-morph
Rough-legged Hawk and 4 or 5 of the dozen Golden Eagles seen during the
day. 





Non-raptor Observations:
Vast numbers of crows were seen migrating today. Strings of them were seen
even during the pre-count walkabout and at no time during the day were
they absent from the sky. Certainly overall numbers were in the tens of
thousands.
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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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