Date: 9/13/19 8:33 pm
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Subject: [birders] Detroit River Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 3 3
Osprey 3 14 14
Bald Eagle 2 20 20
Northern Harrier 1 68 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 421 421
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 592 592
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 61 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 68 68
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 1258 1258

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Kevin Georg

Observers: Andrew Sturgess, Don Sherwood, Mark Hainen, Rosemary Brady

We did have few visitors but those hardy souls were not treated to much

For those of you with triskaidekaphobia, you may have valid reasons for
your fears. Not our finest hour today as a barometer that fell slowly at
first but accelerated late foretold a slow day. In the end we cut it short
when thunder came as a prelude to another deluge from the heavens, light
show included.

Raptor Observations:
A few sharpies kept our faint hopes alive but they were so spaced out that
it felt like a very barren day all the way through. One juvenile
broad-winged did not get the memo and came by. We did see a handful of
American kestrels and one peregrine for good measure. Only one harrier
showed up in the morning hours.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not really much to see today as all the locals seemed to take it easy. We
did observe a couple of killdeer early trying their best to make us record
them as kestrels. Otherwise a slow day at the ranch.

Tomorrow shows more promise. The barometer should be rebounding during the
day and the winds are going up to double digits but from the west. Not the
ideal wind but I would think that buteos might move under those conditions.
Report submitted by Kevin Georg (<kevin.l.georg...>)
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