[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (29 Nov 2011) Raptors

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Tue Nov 29 16:11:51 EST 2011


DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2011
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0           1309          52743
Osprey                       0              0             85
Bald Eagle                   0             47            227
Northern Harrier             0             51            275
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             97           5331
Cooper's Hawk                0            111            762
Northern Goshawk             0             15             26
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            270            474
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0         195858
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              5
Red-tailed Hawk              0           2197           4033
Rough-legged Hawk            0             11             19
Golden Eagle                 0             72            167
American Kestrel             0              2            664
Merlin                       0              1             21
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             21
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             61
Unknown Buteo                0             19             60
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0             16             40

Total:                       0           4228         260879
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Shame about the rain.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
The forecast keeps changing but right now it looks like mostly cloudy in
the morning with some clearing in the afternoon, highs in the upper 30s and
strong winds out of the northwest. There is a small chance of
precipitation. Might see some movement on the season's last day but, due to
the strong wind, probably not a whole lot. 
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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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