Date: 5/3/18 2:17 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (03 May 2018) 56 Raptors

Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 12:45:40 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (03 May 2018) 56 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 03, 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 8 126
Osprey 1 12 64
Bald Eagle 0 0 7
Northern Harrier 2 16 188
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 135 169
Cooper's Hawk 6 6 16
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 30 233 630
Merlin 1 15 97
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 13

Total: 56 432 1345
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Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ted Mara, Tom Graham

Observers: Brian Rusnicka, David Goodine, Mark Schoene, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
None. ADDITIONAL Observers: Doug Chickering, Randy


Weather:
Wind 3-10mph, SW-E, 16-34c, cc 10-100%, visibility 5-10k. Favorable
forecast changed. Wind turned early to SE and thunderstorms followed

Raptor Observations:
TV 4, OS 6, NH !1. Wind changed to SE pushing migration inland

Non-raptor Observations:
Cloud, not kettle, approximately 500-1000 Yellow Rumped Warblers and White
Throated Sparrows headed north by site. Two Ravens hanging daily by site,
unusual.

Predictions:
Cloudy and weak winds
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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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