[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (10 Sep 2009) 495 Raptors

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Thu Sep 10 22:09:22 EDT 2009


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               6             37             37
Osprey                       1             18             18
Bald Eagle                  13             20             20
Northern Harrier             4             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          70            562            562
Cooper's Hawk                0             30             30
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          367            551            551
Red-tailed Hawk              0             32             32
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            29             45             45
Merlin                       4             18             18
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:                     495           1347           1347
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Seth Cutright

Observers:        Fred Kirn, Jim Linch, Patrick Mulawa, Paul Cypher,
                  Raburn Howland

Visitors:
Only a handful of people stopped by...


Weather:
Wind was East-North-East at around 5-10MPH most of the day.  Cloud cover
was between 30% to 80% early in the day.  Then it stayed around 15% for the
last half of the day.  Visibility was mostly clear, with some hazy and
light fog early. 

Raptor Observations:
Today started out like the other days.  Slow with one good hour.  Then in
the afternoon from about 2:30pm until about 4:45pm, things picked up. 
Mostly the Broad-winged Hawks.  Two hours had over 100 Broad-winged Hawks. 
 It was also a good day for Bald Eagle with a total of 13, and American
Kestrel with 29 counted.  The 2nd Peregrine Falcon of the season was also
nice to see.

 



Non-raptor Observations:
Not much else really went over or was around today.  

Predictions:
Weather looks to be about the same Friday as it was today and as it has
been.  So flight should be about the same as the past few days....
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Report submitted by Seth Cutright (seth.cutright at gmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:
http://www.smrr.net/





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