[Ontbirds] Detroit River Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2015) 46 Raptors

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Tue Sep 8 17:25:09 EDT 2015


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1             51             51
Osprey                       4             42             42
Bald Eagle                   3             10             10
Northern Harrier             5             40             40
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15             58             58
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
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              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            18             93             93
Merlin                       0              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      46            309            309
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Frank Kitakis

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Since I'm struggling to come up with a new way to describe the same
conditions we've seen for most of the season to date, I'll keep this short.
It was hot. It was humid. It was hazy. The wind was light and out of the
south.

Raptor Observations:
A trickle of migrants drifted by throughout the day, often crossing quite
close to us.

Non-raptor Observations:
Spotted Sandpiper (1), Wood Duck (1), Black-and-white Warbler (1),
Blackpoll Warbler (3), Warbling Vireo (2), House Finch (5), American
Goldfinch (8), Purple Martin (29), Tree Swallow (65+), Chimeny Swift (47),
Red-winged Blackbird (99), Cedar Waxwing (83), Mourning Dove (12),
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2), Black Saddlebags (66), Common Green Darner
(18), Monarch (7)

Predictions:
A change in conditions appears likely. Tomorrow's forecast calls for
overcast skies, cooler temps, moderate northwest wind and a 50 percent
chance of scattered thunderstorms during the morning hours.
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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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