Date: 4/28/18 4:41 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (28 Apr 2018) 125 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 360 564
> Osprey 11 266 266
> Bald Eagle 2 20 75
> Northern Harrier 2 73 76
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 319 340
> Cooper's Hawk 6 48 69
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 30 76
> Broad-winged Hawk 52 1223 1223
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 81 184
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 12 230 239
> Merlin 3 31 34
> Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
> Unknown Accipiter 1 6 7
> Unknown Buteo 0 5 6
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 13 15
> Total: 125 2711 3183
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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: Dave Gulick, Derek Lovitch, Don Thompson, Katrina Fenton, Levi Burford, Steve Barker, Susan Rowe
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> Visitors:
> Today was the start of the 2 day Feathers Over Freeport event. The mid morning Hawk Watch workshop, held at the summit, attracted a good sized crowed of 28 people, of all ages. 54 other visitors stopped by the site today, to ask questions and point out what they were seeing. We also had a cameo appearance from my mentor and former Bradbury counter, Katrina Fenton.
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> Weather:
> Today started with poor visibility due to fog. By mid morning the fog had begun to recede, and a few breaks of blue sky became visible. Clearing skies continued into the afternoon, becoming mostly sunny. Temps climbed to about 60 degrees. Winds were light, mostly WSW for the first half of the day, switching to SSE and SE for the second half, also increasing in speed, slightly.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Birds were scattered about the sky today. Local birds were back at it, displaying and hunting around there respective territories. We're begining to see a few more young birds trickle in, including Cooper's Hawks, Red-tails, and Red-shoulders.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 37 species were seen or heard from the summit today. Birds deemed migrating included: 56 Double-crested Cormorants 42 Tree Swallows 23 Common Grackles 17 Blackbird Spp. 17 Great Blue Herons 9 Red-winged Blackbirds 6 American Goldfinches 4 Yellow-rumped Warblers 3 Barn Swallows 2 Common Loons
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> Predictions:
> There is some wet weather in the works for tomorrow. There is a chance of rain for the entire day, with more steady rain predicted for the afternoon. Temps will likely be much cooler than today, possibly in the mid to low 50's. Winds will be less than ideal, coming mostly out of the NE and E
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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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