[Ontbirds]HSR: SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark (27 Nov 2007) 2 Raptors

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Tue Nov 27 18:11:26 EST 2007


SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0           3476          62882
Osprey                       0              4            195
Bald Eagle                   1             15            210
Northern Harrier             0             67            815
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            169           9908
Cooper's Hawk                0            213            720
Northern Goshawk             0              2              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            602           1026
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          69574
Red-tailed Hawk              0           6699           9403
Rough-legged Hawk            0             25             29
Golden Eagle                 0             89            123
American Kestrel             0              3           1275
Merlin                       0              3             41
Peregrine Falcon             1              5             66
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              2

Total:                       2          11372         156281
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Bruce Roberts, Fred Kirn, Lathe Claflin, Rodney Laura,
                  Ron Harkness

Visitors:
Karl Overman


Weather:
Today saw mostly sunny conditions early with a mix of sun and cloud seen
during the late morning and afternoon as a strong cold front continued to
push bands of heavy cloud cover into the area. Winds were strong and gusty
from the west-southwest.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Large numbers of Bonaparte's Gulls continued to migrate out of the north
today along with lesser numbers of Ring-billed Gulls. A couple of Great
Black-backed Gulls were also noted. A single white morph Snow Goose was
among a small group of migrant Tundra Swans. A total of 22 Black-crowned
Night Herons were seen migrating along with 10 Great Egrets and about 15
Great Blue Herons.
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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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