[Ontbirds]HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (08 Sep 2008) 60 Raptors

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Mon Sep 8 21:09:18 EDT 2008


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              15             60             60
Osprey                      12             39             39
Bald Eagle                   1             17             17
Northern Harrier             2             12             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk          17             76             76
Cooper's Hawk                1             14             14
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1             22             22
Red-tailed Hawk              5             35             35
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             15             15
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              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:                      60            296            296
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Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Brennan, Rodney Laura, Ron Harkness,
                  Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Saul Hanft
Jim Lynch


Weather:
Today saw mostly sunny conditions for much of the day with increasing cloud
cover during the afternoon ahead of rain forecast for the overnight. Winds
were light from the west until about midday when they switched to moderate
south-southeast.


Raptor Observations:
Today’s movement was about on par with the rest of these early days of the
count with little in the way of sustained activity. Ospreys however had
their best day so far and in addition to the migrants, several non-migrants
kept us entertained with their fishing forays. One was seen with a
goldfish, another annual sight at the watch. I forgot to mention from
yesterday about seeing an Osprey carrying a gar, which seems to be another
species they catch quite oftenly in this area. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights among the warblers seen today were Bay-breasted, Wilson’s and
Canada. A single Red Knot was seen among a group of about a dozen fly-by
Lesser Yellowlegs. At least one Comet Darner was noted among the many Green
Darners 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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