[Ontbirds]HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (22 Nov 2008) 203 Raptors

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Sat Nov 22 18:11:04 EST 2008


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              2
Turkey Vulture               8            244          35160
Osprey                       0              0            140
Bald Eagle                   8             31            133
Northern Harrier             1             10            147
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             73           3587
Cooper's Hawk                0             36            285
Northern Goshawk             0              5              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          8             66            180
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          36216
Red-tailed Hawk            162            851           2391
Rough-legged Hawk            2             10             18
Golden Eagle                 6             27             80
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:                     203           1363          78792
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Observation start time: 09:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Calvin Brennan

Observers:        Richard Naber, Rodney Laura

Visitors:
Saul Hanft
Pat Mulawa
Ron and Gloria Harkness


Weather:
Skies were mostly sunny today with some high cirrus cloud cover. Heavier
cloud cover moved into the area in the mid afternoon. Winds were light and
predominately from the west.
 

Raptor Observations:
The flight was very much similar to yesterday although starting a bit later
with the lighter winds today. In addition to another good Buteo movement we
seem to be having a nice late-season push of Bald Eagles. What with the
Goldens recorded today as well, there seemed to be an eagle of one species
or the other in view for much of the day today. A couple of Rough-legs
rounded out the highlights for the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans continue to be one of the dominant non-raptor migrants with
hundreds seen today including several large very high migrating skeins
seen. Diving ducks continue to pour into the area as well. Bonaparte’s
Gulls were a particularly numerous migrant early in the day and a group of
seven Sandhill Cranes was noted 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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