Date: 3/30/18 3:19 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Mar 2018) 6 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 182 182
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 1 50 50
> Northern Harrier 0 2 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 16 16
> Cooper's Hawk 0 21 21
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 45 45
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 91 91
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 1 1
> Merlin 0 2 2
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 1 1
> Total: 6 416 416
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> Observation start time: 10:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 5.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Bob Timberlake, Jeannette Lovitch
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> Visitors:
> 9 visitors today. If anyone plans on coming to the hawkwatch this weekend, the summit trail still has some small patches of ice, and a lot of mud.
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> Weather:
> The start of today's count was delayed by two hours, due to lingering fog, which reduced visibility to less than a quarter of a mile. The fog eventually started to clear, and there were a few breaks of sun which really heated things up, at least momentarily. The sky remained mostly cloudy with some scattered showers throughout the area. Winds shifted from SSW to NNW by the end of the count period. Temps climbed up to 50 degrees, in the shade. Visibility ran the gamut from poor to good.
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> Raptor Observations:
> There could be a resident Red-shouldered Hawk in the park, to the east. The bird has been seen circling in the area, and today was driving away a Red-tailed Hawk, doing its display flight as it made its typical kee-aah call.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> The summit was very quiet today. 22 species were seen or heard. Birds deemed migrating north included: 46 Canada Geese 27 Blackbird spp. 26 American Robins 23 duck spp. 20 Great Blue Herons 12 European Starlings 1 Killdeer
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> Predictions:
> High pressure will be moving in Saturday, from the west, bringing mostly clear skies, and temps ranging somewhere in the 40's. Winds ought to be light at around 10 mph, starting out from the NW and shifting to SW by the afternoon, which would be great for birds headed north.
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> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp
> More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]
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