[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (16 Nov 2012) 95 Raptors

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Fri Nov 16 16:11:30 EST 2012


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              42           4297          43274
Osprey                       0              0             70
Bald Eagle                   0             20            208
Northern Harrier             0             24            243
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             82           3584
Cooper's Hawk                9            103            463
Northern Goshawk             0              9             18
Red-shouldered Hawk          2            214            443
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          40923
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              4
Red-tailed Hawk             39           1873           2932
Rough-legged Hawk            1              7             13
Golden Eagle                 0             39             43
American Kestrel             0              4            531
Merlin                       0              1             38
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             30
Unknown Accipiter            0              8             55
Unknown Buteo                0              2             37
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              9             86

Total:                      95           6692          92997
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Frank Kitakis, Fred Kirn, John Elliott, Patrick Mulawa

Visitors:
Rodney Laura and Jim Lynch


Weather:
Clear blue skies, mild temperatures and light west wind predominated. A
touch of haze limited visibility throughout.   

Raptor Observations:
Not much going on today besides a brief spurt of activity around noon.
Distant scope looks at a light morph Roughleg proved to be the highlight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan (28), Pine Siskin (150+)

Predictions:
Sunny with highs in the low 50s and light south wind.
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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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