[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (07 Nov 2011) 14 Raptors

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Mon Nov 7 16:11:50 EST 2011


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0           1067          52501
Osprey                       0              0             85
Bald Eagle                   1              6            186
Northern Harrier             0             14            238
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             68           5302
Cooper's Hawk                2             46            697
Northern Goshawk             0              5             16
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            162            366
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0         195858
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              5
Red-tailed Hawk              7           1191           3027
Rough-legged Hawk            0              5             13
Golden Eagle                 2             49            144
American Kestrel             0              2            664
Merlin                       0              1             21
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             20
Unknown Accipiter            0              4             60
Unknown Buteo                0             16             57
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0             13             37

Total:                      14           2653         259304
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        John Elliott, Patrick Mulawa

Visitors:
Nada.


Weather:
It was overcast early, then cleared some and then we went right back to it
being overcast for most of the afternoon. There was intermittent drizzle
throughout. Winds were light and out of the west and southwest. 

Raptor Observations:
Not much going on today. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cloudy in the morning with the potential for some clearing in the
afternoon. A 30 percent chance of rain all day. East winds 5-10 mph. Not
sounding too good. 
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Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (jonathanjstein at gmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 


Site Description:
The primary site used by the Detroit River Hawk Watch (a joint venture of
the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and it's Friends group, the
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance) is the Boat Launch at Lake Erie
Metropark located approximately 20 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. A
secondary site, the Headquarters of Pointe Mouillee State Game Area is used
during certain wind conditions. When staffing is available, both sites can
be used at the same time. The season begins on the first day of September
and concludes on the final day of November. For details and directions, log
on to www.drhawkwatch.org

Directions to site:
Lake Erie Metropark:

>From I-75, exit at Huron River Drive (exit 27). Continue east on Huron
River Drive. Turn left on West Jefferson and proceed a few hundred yards to
the entrance of Lake Erie Metropark. After paying the entrance fee, follow
the signs to the Boat Launch.







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