Date: 4/4/17 5:37 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 4, 2017
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 789 6282 10845
Osprey 2 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 5 19
Northern Harrier 4 15 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 91 174
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 48 169
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 105 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 8
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 127 277
Merlin 0 1 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 805 6702 11852
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 09:45:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with rain eventually arriving. SW wind becoming west with
falling temps. Cloudy with occasional light showers and strong west wind
the remainder of the day.

Raptor Observations:
An early start to the watch with vultures pouring through ahead of the
upcoming storm. Birds were hugging the lake shore until the wind shift and
the rain when the flight line broke apart, drifted south and then fizzled
out.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron--3, Northern Flicker--15, tree Swallows--many, several
large flocks of mixed blackbirds.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, but cold with WNW wind. Doesn't look promising until
Sunday.


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