[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (08 Nov 2011) 5 Raptors

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Tue Nov 8 16:11:12 EST 2011


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0           1067          52501
Osprey                       0              0             85
Bald Eagle                   0              6            186
Northern Harrier             0             14            238
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             68           5302
Cooper's Hawk                2             48            699
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              3           1194           3030
Rough-legged Hawk            0              5             13
Golden Eagle                 0             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:                       5           2658         259309
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Fred Kirn, Patrick Mulawa, Rodney Laura

Visitors:
Paul Cypher came by in the morning.


Weather:
Mostly clear with a few high cirrus clouds present for most of the day. The
wind was light and out of the southeast. 

Raptor Observations:
Very few birds were interested in moving.

Non-raptor Observations:
An eastern bluebird was heard flying overhead. A few pine siskins flew by
as well.

Predictions:
Rain. Lots of it.
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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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