[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (01 Sep 2013) 36 Raptors

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Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2013
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              29             29             29
Osprey                       2              2              2
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             2              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
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

Total:                      36             36             36
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Don Sherwood, Greg Norwood

Visitors:
15+, thanks to Janet Fox for helping with outreach.


Weather:
Gray skies dominated until some blue began to peek through in the early
afternoon. Rain threatened throughout but a brief early morning shower
proved to be our only wet patch. A thin layer of lingering fog made
spotting difficult at times. When present, the wind was out of the east and
southeast.

Raptor Observations:
Some nice variety and a good early Turkey Vulture flight today. Activity
was most abundant when we finally got some hoped-for clearing during the
early afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-winged Blackbird (80), Common Grackle (25), Mourning Dove (45),
American Goldfinch (12), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (6) and Purple Martin
(6) were all moving. Other birds of note: Common Loon, Caspian Tern,
Forster's Tern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Cedar
Waxwing, Warbling Vireo, Barn Swallow.

Predictions:
Labor Day's looking fun: partly sunny with moderate northwest wind. Should
be good.
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Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (steinjj19 at gmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 


Site Description:
The Detroit River Hawk Watch (a joint venture of the Detroit River
International Wildlife Refuge and its Friends group, the International
Wildlife Refuge Alliance) is the Boat Launch at Lake Erie Metropark located
approximately 20 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. The location is at the
mouth of the Detroit River as it enters Lake Erie.

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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