[Ontbirds] Detroit River Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2016) 85 Raptors

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Mon Sep 26 19:42:33 EDT 2016


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              48           1075           1075
Osprey                       0             18             18
Bald Eagle                   1             52             52
Northern Harrier             2            213            213
Sharp-shinned Hawk          31           2414           2414
Cooper's Hawk                0             42             42
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0          17395          17395
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1            130            130
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1            474            474
Merlin                       0             15             15
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              3
Unknown Buteo                0              7              7
Unknown Falcon               1              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             11             11

Total:                      85          21856          21856
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Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Natalie Cypher

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Patrick Mulawa

Weather:
Rain showers through the morning pushed the count back to a noon start. 
Early afternoon was mostly cloudy and breezy with a few gusts of wind.  The
afternoon gradually became clearer, with a pleasant end to the day.  Winds
were from the W and SW.

Raptor Observations:
Migration was relatively light today, with a small kettle of Turkey
Vultures and a handful of Sharp-shinned Hawks, a couple of Northern
Harriers, and a single Kestrel, Bald Eagle, and Red-tailed Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
A couple of large rafts of Double-crested Cormorants could be seen on the
lake near the horizon, one of which approximately 280 birds.  19
Pied-billed Grebes were also counted on the lake, and we had a nice flyover
of 5 American Wigeon.

Predictions:
Tomorrow's weather will be pleasant - sunny with a high of 69F.  Winds will
be from the SW - somewhat heavier at 15-25 mph.
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Report submitted by Detroit River Hawk Watch (greg_norwood at fws.gov)
Detroit River Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 






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