Date: 4/9/18 4:49 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (09 Apr 2018) 32 Raptors
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:28:00 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (09 Apr 2018) 32 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 69 101
Osprey 0 3 4
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 11 68 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 123 142
Merlin 7 20 26
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 32 299 369
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Judd Nathan, Ted Mara

Observers: Bob Secatore, Craig Jackson, Paul Roberts, Tom Graham

Visitors:
Doug Chickering, Sandy Selesky, Sue McGrath, Tom Wetmore

Other Observers: Dave Goodine, Judd Nathan, Ted Mara, Ursula Goodine


Weather:
Wind WNW 8-15mph, temperature 1-4c, 10-30%, visibility 20k

Raptor Observations:
Non migrating raptors: TV 4, OS 2, NH 2, RT 2, SS 1. Good migration
conditions but disappointing numbers, dunno!

Non-raptor Observations:
Non raptors migrating: D.C. Cormorants 1, Greater Egrets 9, Kildeer 2,
Piping Plovers 16(T. Westmore). Purple Martin village set up - thanks Sue
and Doug

Predictions:
Some potential, light S-SSW winds.
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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
Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA.



 
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