Date: 3/31/17 5:44 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Mar
30, 2017
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Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 14 16 Turkey Vulture 12 215
265 Osprey 1 3 3 Bald Eagle 2 20 21 Northern Harrier 0 7 8 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 20 53 54 Cooper's Hawk 0 7 7 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 30 31 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 20 130 136
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1 Golden Eagle 4 153 171 American Kestrel 5 24 24
Merlin 0 2 2 Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3 Unknown Buteo 0
4 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 3 4 Total: 65
670 751
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 12:45:00 Total
observation time: 3.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Bob
Fredrick, Jason Beale, Joe Verica, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Jason Beale and
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Golden Eagle class visited
today. They were treated to a really superb view of a Golden Eagle close to
the ridge and were generally excited to see migrating hawks. Weather:
Overcast with moderate SE winds and a high around 42F. Early afternoon rain
cut the count short. Raptor Observations: A good push of birds moving ahead
of the rain. GOEA: 0909 Unk, 0947 Sub, 1129 Unk, 1151 Sub BAEA: 0912 Ad,
1139 Ad Non-raptor Observations: We have had small groups of Golden-crowned
Kinglets present at the watch over the past week or so, presumably migrants
on their way north. Other birds seemingly migrating: COGR - 7; EUST; 1;
TRES; CANG; COLO - 3 Predictions: Looks like a washout; rain and fog
predicted for most of the day.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 
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