Date: 4/4/18 4:49 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (04 Apr 2018) Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 328 532
> Osprey 0 3 3
> Bald Eagle 0 3 58
> Northern Harrier 0 5 8
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 29 50
> Cooper's Hawk 0 5 26
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 59
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 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: 0 431 903
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> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 10:00:00
> Total observation time: 0.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
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> Visitors:
> Zero
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> Weather:
> Rain and fog made for a short day on the mountain. After a late start, I watched dense fog devour the surrounding area,in about 45 minutes time, at which point I packed up, headed down, and watched the radar from the comfort of home. Rain, poor visibility, and thunder and lightning remained an issue for the duration of the count period.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Migrating birds of prey are on back order. Check back tomorrow during normal operating hours.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 7 species were seen or heard today.
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow's temperatures will probably be on the cooler side, with highs only scratching at 40 degrees, and a wind chill which could shave a good 10 degrees off of that high. Winds appear to be coming from the SE at a stiff 20 mph, with gusts around 30 mph. Cloud cover should remain minimal. I wouldn't expect to set any records tomorrow, with the predicted forecast, but I do hope to count something, maybe the first Peregrine of the season, powering through, will get pushed inland towards the mountain. I can only hope.
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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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