Date: 4/3/18 3:06 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 Apr 2018) 38 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 17 328 532
> Osprey 0 3 3
> Bald Eagle 1 3 58
> Northern Harrier 3 5 8
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 29 50
> Cooper's Hawk 2 5 26
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 13 59
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 6 39 142
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 3 12
> Merlin 0 3 6
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 2
> Total: 38 431 903
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> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Derek Lovitch, Jeannette Lovitch
> Observers: Chuck Barnes, Rick Hartzell, Tom Downing
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> Visitors:
> 11 people visited the Hawkwatch today.
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> Weather:
> After a pleasant start, an increasingly damp and raw southerly wind became chilling, chasing all of the observers and hikers off the mountain and mostly grounding migrants. The first drops and wet snow flakes arrived at 4:59EDT.
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> Raptor Observations:
> A Red-shouldered Hawk was displaying actively over Little Bradbury once again, and presumed-local adult Bald Eagles were very active in the first half of the day.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 29 species were seen or heard from the summit today. Species deemed migrating included: 100 mixed blackbird 37 Canada Geese 10 Brown-headed Cowbirds 9 American Robins 7 Purple Finches 6 European Starlings 6 Common Grackles 3 American Black Ducks 3 American Goldfinches
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is one of those days where we hope it just rains steadily enough that Zane doesn't have to be up there dodging showers all day, with just enough visibility to keep hope alive. That being said, with winds forecast to turn southwest and temperatures to soar into the 50's in the afternoon, perhaps a longer break in the rain could produce a little pre-frontal flight - of something, if not raptors.
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> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/bradbury-mountain-hawkwatch
> More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]
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