Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Sturgess
Observers: Rosemary Brady
Visitors: Two hardy souls made the trip from Northville but in vain.
Weather: A day that held no promise and that promise was fulfilled with no birds. At the center of a low pressure area with high winds blowing generally from the SW with occasional light rain the conditions were not what migratory raptors were looking for.
Raptor Observations: The only birds that raised their heads were a few turkey vultures. Local birds such as bald eagle and a kiting red-tailed hawk made appearances but not for long.
Non-raptor Observations: Horned grebe and common loon were observed out on the lake. Plenty of distant ducks on Lake Erie, but too distant to ID.
Predictions: Tomorrow will be a continuation of the transition from the low pressure area to the high pressure with high winds. Hopefully, as the barometer rises and the wind becomes more favorable the migration numbers will increase. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Detroit River Hawk Watch (<jerry.jourdan...>) Detroit River Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.detroitriverhawkwatch.org