Date: 3/16/17 3:21 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (16 Mar 2017) 16 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 3 7 7
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 8 14 14
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 6 6
> 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: 16 31 31
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> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, Jeannette Lovitch
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> Visitors:
> Seven people visited the summit to inquire about the project. Dave Gulick was the first Hawkwatch regular to visit the summit the year.
>
> Weather:
> A clear yet brisk morning kicked off day two of the Watch. Temperatures remained just below the freezing mark for the duration of the day. Winds stayed light from the West. Overall visibility was good but we would have preferred less heat shimmer.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Our first local Cooper's Hawk was seen displaying over Hedgehog Mountain. Bald Eagles were the days most active migrant. Determining which birds were locals versus migrants proved to be a challenge.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> It was a slightly slow start to today's watch. The first hour didn't produce any migrant raptors but a few Common Ravens put on a nice aerial display for our entertainment. Other species deemed migrating: 2 Common Mergansers
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is predicted to be a decent day. Temperatures should be slightly warmer with a light northwest wind. Considering today's flight tomorrow could should be better and more comfortable, since I don't own a jacket.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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