Date: 4/13/18 3:23 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (13 Apr 2018) 56 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 358 562
> Osprey 18 93 93
> Bald Eagle 0 15 70
> Northern Harrier 6 34 37
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 94 115
> Cooper's Hawk 1 19 40
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 4
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 20 66
> Broad-winged Hawk 3 8 8
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 61 164
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 8 35 44
> Merlin 0 13 16
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4
> Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 2 4
> Total: 56 759 1231
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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: Barbara Smith, Dave Fensore, Dave Gulick, Jeannette Lovitch, John Lorenc, Lionel Quirion, Mathew Gilbert, Susan Rowe, Tom Downing
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> Visitors:
> 26 visitors
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> Weather:
> Finally, some warmer, comfortable weather for hawkwatching. A little more scattered clouds and shade than I anticipated, but air temps climbed to almost 60 degrees. It seemed odd having a day with little wind. Standing on the summit took on a whole new feel, and sound. By the last hour however, the sky became dark with full cloud cover, and winds increased from the southeast, as another weather system moves in.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Not quite the big day we had hoped for. From a weather, and time of year perspective, today seemed like it had good potential. Hopefully birds are stacking up to the south, and will produce an even more spectacular flight when the conditions are right. Today's birds were scattered around, without any particular flight line developing. The warmer weather brought out a few insects, to the delight of one Kestrel, who was feeding while on the fly.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 36 species were seen and or heard today, including our first of season Hermit Thrush and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be in the 40's, with cloudy skies. Winds should be out of the N at about 10 mph. There is a chance of precipitation tomorrow.
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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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