Date: 4/1/18 7:33 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (01 Apr 2018) 97 Raptors

Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2018 18:21:31 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (01 Apr 2018) 97 Raptors




Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 33 33 65
Osprey 1 1 2
Bald Eagle 2 2 2
Northern Harrier 10 10 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 5
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 39 39 58
Merlin 6 6 12
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 97 97 167
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica, Paul M. Roberts, Ted Mara

Observers: Brian Rusnicka, Janet Kovner, Judd Nathan, Mardi Chalmers,
Mark Resendes, Paul Roberts, Tom Graham, Tom Wetmore

Visitors:
Primary Observers: Brian Rusnica, Judd Nathan, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara, and
Tom Graham. Other Observers: Doug Chickering, Janet Kovner, John
Cannizzo, Mardi Chalmers, Mark Resendes Nancy Givens and Tom Westmore
Visitors: Andrea Cannizzo, Diane Gum, and John Hazel


Weather:
10-15'mph wind speed, SW-W, temp 8-14c, cc 70-100%, visibility 20k

Raptor Observations:
Non migrants: BE 1, NH 1, OS 2, RT 1, CH 1, PG 1, SNOW 2

AK were 60% males. Today's RL was dark morph w/ dark tail and dorsal vs
yesterday's intermediate w/ tail tail bar. Non migrant PG
Had missing primary and outer secondary feThers on left wing. No clashes
between Pg and ML unlike yesterday

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrating Great Egrets 10, Kildeer 6, No. Flickers 7, Belted Kingfisher 1

Predictions:
Unfavorable, snow showers
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Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


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