Date: 4/15/17 6:59 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (14 Apr 2017) 9 Raptors
Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 93
Osprey 0 18 20
Bald Eagle 0 2 3
Northern Harrier 3 83 92
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 190 191
Merlin 2 9 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 9 401 443
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Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 08:15:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Mark Schoene

Observers:

Visitors:
Ram Subramanian and Mike (from Salem)


Weather:
Weak NW winds early, shifting to a weak sea breeze at 8.

Raptor Observations:
Harriers included 1 ad male and 2 ad females. NOn-migrating raptors
included 2 OS, 1 NH, 1 imm RT, 3 AK, and 1 UA. The three kestrels kept
coming up the beach front ridge, stopping to hunt, and then disappearing
south again.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Tomorrow looks favorable with moderate SW winds building in the morning,
gusting to around 20 mph.
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Report submitted by Paul Roberts (<phawk254...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://massbird.org/EMHW/




 
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