Date: 4/5/17 3:58 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (04 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
04, 2017
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Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 23 288
Osprey 0 9 12 Bald Eagle 0 12 33 Northern Harrier 0 9 17 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 33 87 Cooper's Hawk 0 2 9 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4
35 Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 99 235 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 6 177 American Kestrel 0 12 36 Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon
0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 6 Unknown Buteo 0 0 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 4 8 Total: 5 223 974
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Observation start time: 11:00:00 Observation end time: 16:15:00 Total
observation time: 5.25 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers:
Weather: A mix of sun and clouds, with a few strong rain showers sweeping
over the ridge at times. Pretty incredible day for cloud-watching, as each
set of showers looked like the end of the world was coming. Very strong
winds started roughly SSW but were variably gusting from the SW to N by the
afternoon. Temperature ranged from 16C - 23C. Raptor Observations:
Afternoon winds may have been too variable to sustain a flight; the only
birds I had were moving between the showers. Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants: COLO - 2 Others: GCKI - 5; AMRO - 2; AMGO - 2; DEJU - 3; BCCH -
1; PIWO - 2; CORA - 2 Predictions: Clear and warm with light WNW winds;
should be some birds moving.
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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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