Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Plum Island - 4/14/14 - 70 Raptors

Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2014


Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total

Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               2             25             25
Osprey                       2              7              8
Bald Eagle                   0              2              2
Northern Harrier             6             77             86
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5             14             14
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            50            367            367
Merlin                       3             17             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Snowy Owl                    0              0              1

Total:                      70            516            528

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

Official Counter:
Ted Mara

Weather:
Winds 5-32 mph SW, 20-27 degrees, 75 % light thin cloud cover. At 8:00 am,
we started with a sea breeze briefly before the SW winds started revving up

Predictions:
Tomorrow's forecast is not favorable, but Wednesday's forecast looks
excellent.

Report submitted by Paul Roberts (phawk254@comcast.net)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://massbird.org/EMHW/

Site Description:
The Plum Island Hawk Watch is located in parking lot #1 of the Parker River
Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, approximately 32 miles
northeast of Boston. It is a volunteer-run spring watchsite with coverage
between mid March to mid May.

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