Date: 4/6/18 2:56 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (06 Apr 2018) 10 Raptors
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 13:43:41 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (06 Apr 2018) 10 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 39 71
Osprey 0 1 2
Bald Eagle 0 2 2
Northern Harrier 7 44 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 4
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 93 112
Merlin 0 11 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 10 202 272
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Mark Schoene

Observers: Judd Nathan, Mark Schoene, Tom Wetmore

Weather:
Wind speed 5-15mph, SW-SSW, -4 to 1c, 0-70%cc, visibility 20k,

Raptor Observations:
OS 2, BE, NH, SNOW 1

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrating non raptors: Double Crested Cormarants 5, GBH 4, Raven 1

Predictions:
Good west winds for migration, cloudy in am, partly cloudy in pm
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Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115

Site Description:
The Plum Island Hawk Watch is located in parking lot #1 of the Parker River
Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, approximately 32 miles
northeast of Boston. It is a volunteer-run spring watchsite with coverage
between mid March to mid May.


Directions to site:
>From Interstate 95 take exit 57 for Route 113, (Newburyport). Travel east
on Rte 113 (which becomes Route 1A in Newbury) for a distance of 3.5 miles
to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane (there is a traffic light at this
intersection). Take a left onto Rolfe’s Lane and follow to the end of the
road which terminates at a stop sign. Take a right at the stop sign. This
is the Plum Island Turnpike/Water Street, the only access to Plum Island.
Follow the Plum Island Turnpike until you go over the Sgt. Donald Wilkerson
Bridge. After you have crossed the Bridge, take your first right. This road
will lead you directly to the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife
Refuge. The hawkwatch site is Parking Lot #1 of the Parker River National
Wildlifee Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA.



 
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