Date: 5/12/18 3:06 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (12 May 2018) 7 Raptors

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> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
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> Daily Raptor Counts: May 12, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 564
> Osprey 1 59 334
> Bald Eagle 0 1 76
> Northern Harrier 0 6 84
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 123 465
> Cooper's Hawk 0 8 77
> Northern Goshawk 0 2 8
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 79
> Broad-winged Hawk 3 391 1619
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 190
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 77 319
> Merlin 0 18 54
> Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 8
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 10 25
> Total: 7 711 3917
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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 Fensore, Derek Lovitch
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> Visitors:
> 39 people stopped by today.
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> Weather:
> Cold weather gear avoided the mothballs for another day. Temps reached into the mid 50s, but a very stiff onshore wind from the SE persisted for most of the day, making things feel much colder at times, especially in the morning before the sun warmed things up. The predicted precipitation held off to our south, which was appreciated. The skies were mostly cloudy, but the summit occasionally found itself at the receiving end of the sun's rays.
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> Raptor Observations:
> Local birds were a little more active today, especially during the morning, before the wind gained strength. The local Red-tail couldn't seem to catch a break. Crows and Broad-wings were nagging the bird incessantly. Local Coops seem to be trying to conquer a little more territory, as they were seen displaying far and wide.
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> It was a race against the wind this morning, trying to add birds to the day-list before the wind drowned out a lot of the calls and songs. Only 26 species were detected today.
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> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should hopefully be slightly warmer, with a little more sunshine. More high pressure should be moving in, keeping the cloud cover to a minimum. Wind is predicted to be from the NE first thing in the morning, and switching to the SSE and S by late morning. I'm hoping the lighter wind speeds will persuade birds to stay airborne, as they continue their journey north.
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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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