Date: 3/29/17 4:27 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (28 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 4 6
Turkey Vulture 0 178 228
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 19
Northern Harrier 1 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 19 20
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 28
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 88 94
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 147 165
American Kestrel 0 14 14
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 4

Total: 2 517 598
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Observation start time: 13:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Lewis Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Fog and low clouds obscured the ridge until early afternoon; overcast
conditions persisted and visibility remained low throughout the rest of the
day. Light N winds and a high temperature of nearly 60F.

Raptor Observations:
Not much moving on the subpar conditions.

Non-raptor Observations:
First Red-breasted Mergansers of the year, 13 individuals in 3 groups,
flying through clouds and into a light headwind. Also:

MODO - 3; AMGO - 6

Predictions:
Relatively clear skies, particularly in the afternoon. Moderate north
winds will limit the flight a bit I suspect.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
 
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