[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (11 Sep 2009) 412 Raptors

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Fri Sep 11 19:09:54 EDT 2009


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             37             37
Osprey                       3             21             21
Bald Eagle                   0             20             20
Northern Harrier             9             41             41
Sharp-shinned Hawk          83            645            645
Cooper's Hawk                3             33             33
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          288            839            839
Red-tailed Hawk              4             36             36
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            22             67             67
Merlin                       0             18             18
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:                     412           1759           1759
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Seth Cutright

Observers:        Dan Gertiser, Jim Linch, Patrick Mulawa, Rodney Laura

Weather:
It was 0% to 85% cloudy today with it being around 50% most of the time. 
Visibility was mostly clear and winds from the East-North-East or
North-East all day.  Wind speed was 0-10MPH. 

Raptor Observations:
For early in the season a good movement of Broad-winged Hawks was going in
the 10-11am hour.  Then after that they slowed down for the rest of the
day.  For that hour 205 were counted.  Most being in two different kettles.
 A total of 288 for the day were counted of that species.  83 Sharp-shinned
Hawks were counted in the 2nd last hour with a total for that hour being at
29.  


 



Non-raptor Observations:
No other small-land or other birds were really around at all.  Since we are
in the same basic weather system that we have been for about a week or two
now.  

Predictions:
The weather for Saturday looks about the same as the past few days.  Might
get more North-North-East winds then East-North-East.  Should be a good
day...one more day into the season should be better then the day
before...But still need a good front to come in...
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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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