Date: 4/10/18 3:05 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (10 Apr 2018) 17 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 1 350 554
> Osprey 2 19 19
> Bald Eagle 1 12 67
> Northern Harrier 1 14 17
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 41 62
> Cooper's Hawk 3 11 32
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 4
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 16 62
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 49 152
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 4 13
> Merlin 1 6 9
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 1 3
> Total: 17 525 997
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> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Chuck Barnes, Dave Fensore
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> Visitors:
> 14 visitors
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> Weather:
> It's a little frustrating that I'm still dressed in cold weather gear, looking like Ralphie's brother, Randy, from the movie A Christmas Story. It's April 10th, and still cold on top of Bradbury. A light SE breeze off the ocean kept noses sniffling and fingers sheltered. The afternoon saw a few breaks of sun, which was welcome.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Still as much migrating taking place as one might expect, given the time of year. Winds weren't strong, but the direction was not ideal. The increase in direct sun, in the afternoon, may have been enough to persuade a few birds to move, which is when we had one of our better hours. A close Merlin, which paused to circle a few times was a nice sight.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> The species list remains low, but I did get to add a first of season, Northern Flicker to the list.
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be a little warmer, with temps in the low 40's. Skies should be mostly clear, which could make spotting a little more difficult, but also more comfortable. Winds may shift from the N in the morning, to more SSE for the rest of the day. Wind speed should remain low.
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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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