Date: 5/11/18 6:06 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (11 May 2018) 7 Raptors
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 14:19:36 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (11 May 2018) 7 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 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 14 66
Bald Eagle 0 0 7
Northern Harrier 1 17 189
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 139 173
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 256 653
Merlin 2 21 103
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 13

Total: 7 473 1386
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Secatore

Observers: Mark Schoene, Ted Mara, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Judd Nathan, Maryellen Stone, Tom Graham. OTHER Observers who contributed:
Dave Goodine, John Doyle


Weather:
Wind: 10-25mph, NW-W, temp 15-24c, 5-70%cc, 10-20k. Winds stronger than
forecasted. Maybe a factor in small amount of raptor migrants,

Raptor Observations:
TV 0, OS 8, BE 1 (imm) RT 1, ML 1 very active


Non-raptor Observations:
Many Passerines: Outstanding were 9 hummingbirds. FOY Common Terns, 12
Blackbellied Plovers. Half dozen Bluejays still migrating through.

Predictions:
Poor: showers with SE winds. Next day with good conditions looks like
Monday
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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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