Date: 4/26/18 8:16 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (26 Apr 2018) 42 Raptors

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:00:45 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (26 Apr 2018) 42 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 26, 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 86 118
Osprey 5 42 43
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 3 161 166
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 28 29
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 22 360 379
Merlin 4 75 81
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 12
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 8 8

Total: 42 800 870
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob Secatore, Ted Mara

Observers: Mark Schoene, Paul Roberts, Tom Graham, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Jim Coffin, Judd Nathan, Steve Babbit

OTHER Observers: John Cannizzo, Dave Goodine, Doug Chickering


Weather:
W wind 10-28mph, temperature 15-20c, 50-100cc, visibility 15k. Rain then
fog burned off around 11am, winds became stronger than predicted.

Raptor Observations:
TV 14, OS 5, BE 2, RT 1. Migration viewed at high and low levels

Non-raptor Observations:
Slow, many Swallows, first Chimney Swift.
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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


 
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