Date: 4/14/18 3:14 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (14 Apr 2018) 5 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 358 562
> Osprey 3 96 96
> Bald Eagle 0 15 70
> Northern Harrier 1 35 38
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 95 116
> Cooper's Hawk 0 19 40
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 4
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 20 66
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 8
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 61 164
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 35 44
> Merlin 0 13 16
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 2 4
> Total: 5 764 1236
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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:
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> Visitors:
> 64 Visitors
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> Weather:
> It was back to being raw, cold, and breezy today. Fitting for the season. Winds were persistent and from the northerly direction all day, which helped to cool the already low air temps. Cloud cover blocked any signs of the sun for the duration of the count. The lack of sun eliminated most of the heat distortion, which made for some of the most spectacular visibility yet, this season.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors were hard to come by today. Even local birds took the day off. One of the reasons I think I ended up with any migrants today, was due to the clear viewing conditions. On most other days, the birds counted today wouldn't have been detectable, or at least not recognizable.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> A few things were on the move in the morning hours. In the afternoon there was a small reverse migration of 67 Tree Swallows. Northbound migrants included: 65 Double-crested Cormorants 30 Duck Spp. 23 Common Mergansers 7 American Goldfinch 3 American Black Duck 2 Palm Warbler 1 Killdeer 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Purple Finch
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow will remain cold, around the freezing mark. Winds will be coming mostly from the NE. The real threat to the count tomorrow is snow and sleet, which is currently predicted to be falling throughout the day. Time will tell how this all plays out.
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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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