Date: 3/29/17 3:35 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 29, 2017
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 146 4518 4563
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 83 83
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 121 121
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 158 163
Rough-legged Hawk 1 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 150 150
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 16 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 160 5100 5150
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
David Sublette


Weather:
Clear, light NE wind, temps. in the low 40s.

Raptor Observations:
The flight was sparse and sporadic. Vultures were scattered across the sky
from the lakeshore well inland and south of the watch. All hawks were
moving low and along the lake. Highlight was a dark morph Rough-legged
Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon--1, American crow--50+-, Eastern Phoebe--1

Predictions:
East winds early switching to SE later. With a warm front moving in from
the south, perhaps there will be some birds ahead of it.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 
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