[Ontbirds]HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (11 Oct 2008) 2322 Raptors

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Sun Oct 12 19:10:19 EDT 2008


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture            2157          17677          19060
Osprey                       1             15            126
Bald Eagle                   1             20             84
Northern Harrier             4             27            114
Sharp-shinned Hawk          49            525           2817
Cooper's Hawk               10             64            184
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         15             35             38
Broad-winged Hawk            4             15          36214
Red-tailed Hawk             72            360            483
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             6             79            388
Merlin                       0              2             13
Peregrine Falcon             2              3             14
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:                    2322          18827          59540
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Charlene Brennan, Chuck Owens, Don Sherwood, Rodney Laura

Visitors:
Joy Barron
Saul Hanft
Jim Lynch
Ron and Gloria Harkness
Bob Jacobs


Weather:
Sunny skies were the order of the day again today with a bit of high cloud
cover as a good background. Winds were light east-southeast early becoming
light to moderate southeast by mid morning.





Raptor Observations:
The flight today was decent on the whole, perhaps a bit better than
anticipated even. Migration was steady throughout the day if not heavy with
some excellent views of birds overhead despite much of the flight being to
the north. Highlighting the movement overall today was the first Golden
Eagle of the fall, a juvenile bird as might be expected this early in
October that flew more or less overhead during the 11-noon hour of the
count.

Non-raptor Observations:
A couple of less common passerines were noted among the abundant
Yellow-rumps, kinglets, robins and such today, namely Blue-headed Vireo and
Indigo Bunting. The most common diurnal passerine migrants continue to be
Blue Jay and Tree Swallow although there has been an increase in the number
of blackbirds migrating in recent days as well.
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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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