Date: 5/2/18 7:24 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (02 May 2018) 351 Raptors

Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 17:40:33 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (02 May 2018) 351 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 8 8 126
Osprey 5 11 63
Bald Eagle 0 0 7
Northern Harrier 11 14 186
Sharp-shinned Hawk 119 120 154
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 190 203 600
Merlin 13 14 96
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 4 13

Total: 351 376 1289
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Ted Mara

Observers: Christopher Godfrey, Kathryn Chihowski, Mark Schoene,
Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Bill Perry, Tom Graham,, Tom Wetmore.
Other Observers: Bob Secatore, Dave Goodine, Doug Chickering, Dave
and Doug also assisted in compiling


Weather:
Wind 3-30mph, NW-SW, temp 17-34c, cc 0-10#, visibility 15k

Raptor Observations:
TV 6, OS 4, NH 1, RT 2, Vast majority of SS were immature. Sexes on AK
were even in number. ML mauled by 6 male Purple Martins when he strayed
too close to their gourds. Of NH, 2 were males (grey ghosts)

Non-raptor Observations:
80 D. C. Cormorants all before 8am. Good fall-out of migrants for first
time this year. T. Wetmore had 11 species of Warblers. Cherry 1958 Ford
Falcon migrating South, sweet!

Predictions:
Same weather forecast as today, excellent prospects for raptors
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Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


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