Date: 3/18/17 4:18 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (18 Mar 2017) 4 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 18, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 1 19 19
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
> Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 10 10
> 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: 4 43 43
>
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> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
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> Visitors:
> The propitious weather plus the first weekend of the season brought many visitors to Bradbury. There was genuine curiosity about the project. Snowmobiles provided a beautiful cacophony of screams and a pleasant perfume which stung the nostrils.
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> Weather:
> Temperatures just kissed the freezing mark again today. Skies remained clear with a few clouds hugging the coast. Winds were variable, shifting from the north to northeast and finishing the day with a more steady easterly breeze.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Migrant counts were few and far between today. With the assistance of a couple of American Crows, a Northern Goshawk was seen as it tried to sneak passed the summit. The bird perched momentarily on a close ridge-line before continuing its journey. Eagles continue to be a challenge. There is something on the ground they find irresistible to the southwest of the watch site.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 10 species were seen or heard from the mountain toady.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is predicted as being overcast but becoming warmer than today with temperatures climbing above the freezing mark.Hopefully the sun breaks through enough to generate a few small thermals. East and northeast winds are not ideal conditions for birds moving north but if they remain light I believe we might see some activity.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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