[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (29 Sep 2009) 30 Raptors

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Tue Sep 29 18:09:51 EDT 2009


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2009
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              11            428            428
Osprey                       0             42             42
Bald Eagle                   0             46             46
Northern Harrier             0             73             73
Sharp-shinned Hawk          18           1540           1540
Cooper's Hawk                0             81             81
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            1          19917          19917
Red-tailed Hawk              0            111            111
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            303            303
Merlin                       0             22             22
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             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
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      30          22580          22580
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Seth Cutright

Observers:        Allen Chartier

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Got the count a little late since had to watch the weather.  Started at
around 9:15 but even then light to medium rain started.  Took some time off
and went over to the Pointe Mouillee SGA to try and wait out the rain. 
Light rain, drizzle, and or mist came down on and off for about an hour. 
Went back to the Metropark at around 11:15.

Raptor Observations:
More light rain, drizzle, and mist came down for a few more hours.  When it
was not a light rain some Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Broad-winged Hawk and some
Turkey Vultures did move.  At around 2:30pm more light rain came down so
left at that time.  




Non-raptor Observations:
A nice flock/ wave of warblers came by at around 2:00-2:15pm.  Most were
Nashville Warblers, with a few Yellow-rumped Warblers and one Cape May
Warbler.  Also a few Golden-crowned Kinglets moved by.  

Predictions:
Weather looks better for Wednesday.  Will start out at the Metropark, but
might have to move to PMSGA.  Should be a good flight after odd weather and
two days of rain....Should be!....
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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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