Date: 3/15/17 4:47 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (15 Mar 2017) 15 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 15, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 4 4 4
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 6 6 6
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
> Broad-winged 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: 15 15 15
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> Observation start time: 08:15:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Derek Lovitch
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> Visitors:
> 13 people visited the hawkwatch today
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> Weather:
> Bradbury Hawkwatch 2017 is officially underway! After volunteering my time at this site for the past few seasons, I am excited to be the primary observer for these next few months. I look forward to meeting people who venture up to the summit to enjoy the birds to come. The day started out sunny with a light SW wind. As the day went along, clouds began to build in, with mostly continuing westerly or southwesterly winds. Temperatures today started out at -6C. We only hit the freezing mark at 10:00 in the morning. Visibility was very good to excellent throughout the day.
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> Raptor Observations:
> The hawk flight was quite good for the first day of the count period. The first migrant counted was a Bald Eagle. Several Bald Eagles were also seen from the summit, potentially local birds.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 17 species were seen from the summit today. Non-raptors counted included: 9 European Starlings (northbound) 37 Canada Geese (southbound) 8 Blackbird sp. (southbound) 2 Common Mergansers (southbound) 4-5 Common Ravens were also seen courting throughout the day.
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> Predictions:
> Winds tomorrow are predicted to be westerly to northwesterly with some sunshine. We would expect to see some birds on the move tomorrow.
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> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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