[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2014) 230 Raptors

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Tue Sep 9 17:09:09 EDT 2014


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               4            108            108
Osprey                       3             15             15
Bald Eagle                   1             44             44
Northern Harrier             2             40             40
Sharp-shinned Hawk         198            320            320
Cooper's Hawk                2             24             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           17            115            115
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             69             69
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             50             50
Merlin                       0              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            2              4              4
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              2

Total:                     230            802            802
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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, Fred Kirn

Visitors:
Double digit visitors today (12) including Carol Goodman from Ornicept and
Joy Barron helping out with outreach. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.


Weather:
It was mostly cloudy overhead after an extended stretch of blue sky
domination during recent outings. A touch of haze enshrouded Canada
throughout, limiting visibility slightly. The wind was light and out of the
southeast.

Raptor Observations:
Sharpie action was hot and heavy from the late morning on. By midday, they
were pushing past by the barrelful, moving through in groups of twos,
threes and fours. Besides the sharpies, not much else was up and active,
though, and by the end of the day I was beginning to sound like a bit of a
broken record.    

Non-raptor Observations:
Sandhill Crane (2), Bobolink (60+), American Goldfinch (9), Chimney Swift
(3), Bank Swallow (1), Blue-winged Teal(1), Wood Duck (5)

Predictions:
Overcast with light south wind in the morning and a 90 percent chance of
severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
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Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (steinjj19 at gmail.com)
Detroit River Hawk Watch 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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