[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (28 Nov 2014) 215 Raptors

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Fri Nov 28 15:11:35 EST 2014


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               7           2211          69768
Osprey                       0              0             56
Bald Eagle                   9            107            352
Northern Harrier             0            117            421
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10            152           4623
Cooper's Hawk                5             64            466
Northern Goshawk             0              6              9
Red-shouldered Hawk         34            237            803
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1         184860
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              4
Red-tailed Hawk            144           1767           4568
Rough-legged Hawk            3             22             32
Golden Eagle                 3             78            129
American Kestrel             0              2            563
Merlin                       0              3             46
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             51
Unknown Accipiter            0              4             31
Unknown Buteo                0             10             35
Unknown Falcon               0              0              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              9             41

Total:                     215           4794         266862
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Conditions were similar to yesterday. But this time, along with the mostly
cloudy skies and below-freezing temperatures, a persistent wind blustered
out of the south rather than the west.

Raptor Observations:
Non-stop Red-tailed and Red-shouldered hawk activity kept us delightfully
busy for four hours midday. Embedded among them was a nice number of
Cooper's and Sharp-shinned hawks as well as a handful of Golden Eagles and
Rough-legged Hawks, two of which were dark morphs that decided to cross
right overhead, furnishing us with the day's highlights.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Crow (1200+), Tundra Swan (60+), Common Merganser (4), Canvasback
(1)

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with warmer temps, light south wind and a 40 percent chance
of precipitation.
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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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