[Ontbirds]HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (17 Nov 2008) 57 Raptors

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Mon Nov 17 18:11:38 EST 2008


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              2
Turkey Vulture               2            233          35149
Osprey                       0              0            140
Bald Eagle                   4             12            114
Northern Harrier             0              8            145
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             53           3567
Cooper's Hawk                2             25            274
Northern Goshawk             0              4              7
Red-shouldered Hawk         10             44            158
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          36216
Red-tailed Hawk             30            491           2031
Rough-legged Hawk            0              7             15
Golden Eagle                 1             17             70
American Kestrel             0              2            403
Merlin                       0              3             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             23
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:                      57            904          78333
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Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Rodney Laura, Terry Angevine

Visitors:
Jim Maki


Weather:
Mostly overcast conditions prevailed today with a few flurries and a few
sunny breaks, the latter more frequent in the afternoon. Winds were
moderate and brisk from the west-northwest becoming northwest later in the
afternoon.



Raptor Observations:
Not a bad day given the conditions with most of the movement in the
afternoon spurred on I suppose by the brighter conditions. 


Non-raptor Observations:
Several thousand crows provided the bulk of the non-raptor migration today.
A group of 9 Sandhill Cranes were also noted along with a couple of
Black-crowned Night Herons. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher found yesterday was
not relocated 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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