Date: 5/4/18 4:08 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (04 May 2018) 75 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 564
> Osprey 9 36 311
> Bald Eagle 0 1 76
> Northern Harrier 2 4 82
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 104 446
> Cooper's Hawk 0 6 75
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 78
> Broad-winged Hawk 28 341 1569
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 187
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 10 65 307
> Merlin 1 8 44
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 7
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 9 24
> Total: 75 582 3788
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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:
> 33 Visitors today
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> Weather:
> The day turned out better than expected. Rain held off, and I was able to get a full day of counting. The morning hours were quite pleasant with little wind and a few bright patches in the clouds. By early afternoon, the wind started to increase, mostly from the SSE, and remained steady and strong for the rest of the day. Temperatures were more mild today, with a high of around 65. Visibility was slightly reduced due to some haze.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Birds seemed to trickle in throughout the morning time, and were pretty scattered in their line of flight. Local Broad-wings were getting rather aggressive today. One blackbird didn't let it's smaller stature and lack of weaponry stand in the way of giving a Broad-wing a piece of its mind. The blackbird appeared to bounce of the back off the larger bird after striking it from above.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 42 species were seen or heard today. There was less movement of passerines this morning. Northbound birds included: 24 Tree Swallows 6 Warbler Spp. 4 Blackbird Spp. 4 Yellow-rumped Warblers 2 Chimney Swifts 2 Common Loons 1 Barn Swallow 1 Cliff Swallow 1 Eastern Kingbird 1 Palm Warbler
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be pretty dry with a lot more sun. Temps may reach into the mid to upper 60's. Wind speeds could be an issue, as they are currently predicted to be blowing at around 15-20, from the W, in the earlier part of the day.
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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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