[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (12 Oct 2007) 1562 Raptors

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Fri Oct 12 21:10:04 EDT 2007


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            1462           8638          10423
Osprey                       0             31            178
Bald Eagle                   0             30            169
Northern Harrier             0            129            629
Sharp-shinned Hawk          62           1294           7999
Cooper's Hawk                6            119            292
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             17             25
Broad-winged Hawk            1             32          69567
Red-tailed Hawk             30            178            541
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            115           1177
Merlin                       0              9             35
Peregrine Falcon             0             21             56
Unknown                                                    8
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              2

Total:                    1562          10613          91101
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Allen Chartier, Bruce Roberts, Patrick Mulawa, Ron Harkness

Visitors:
Benita and Michael Garner
Larry Snyder


Weather:
Today saw a mix of sun and cloud although much of the middle portions of
the day were overcast. Winds were light from the west early in the day
becoming moderate to fairly strong northwest mid morning and then
west-northwest by mid afternoon. 

 









Raptor Observations:
The flight was about as spread out as it could be in response to the
varying wind direction and absence/presence of breaks in the cloud cover.
There was a very good lift off of vultures early in the day followed by a
bit of a lull until the biggest push of birds came through during the late
morning and early afternoon. After this time there was smaller pulses of
birds until the end of the day. There was a smattering of other birds
passing through over the course of the day and overall there were less
Buteos than the previous day.

Non-raptor Observations:

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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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