[Ontbirds]HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (07 Sep 2008) 56 Raptors

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Sun Sep 7 20:09:14 EDT 2008


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              19             45             45
Osprey                       1             27             27
Bald Eagle                   3             16             16
Northern Harrier             0             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk          18             59             59
Cooper's Hawk                1             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4             21             21
Red-tailed Hawk              3             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5              9              9
Merlin                       1              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      56            236            236
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Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Brennan, Don Sherwood, Paul Cypher, Rodney Laura

Visitors:
Ron and Gloria Harkness


Weather:
With rain passing through the area during the morning hours, coverage of
the count did not begin until midday. Mostly overcast skies persisted but
with extended sunny periods allowing for a bit of hawk movment. Winds were
light to moderate out of the west.



Raptor Observations:
Another small movement was noted, but not surprising given that conditions
were still largely unsettled during the afternoon. No real surprises in the
flight although  the largest single grouping of TVs of the fall was seen
numbering about a dozen or so birds. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Per usual, the spruce tree at the watch site (the only conifer in the
immediate vicinity) again attracted several Cape May Warblers today. This
annual event is always satisfying as the birds are much easier to spot than
in the nearby maples.
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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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