Date: 4/5/17 3:57 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (04 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species 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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
 
Join us on Facebook!