Date: 4/6/17 5:04 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 6, 2017
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 96 6440 11003
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 5 19
Northern Harrier 2 17 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 97 180
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 49 170
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4 112 275
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 8
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 128 278
Merlin 0 1 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 6 22
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 110 6879 12029
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 1 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Rain and heavy cloud cover all morning then clearing briefly before
clouding up and becoming colder.

Raptor Observations:
We had a brief window of clearing with some raptor movement before the wind
drastically shifted from the south to the north with a temp. drop of 7 F
within a minute or so. All movement came to a halt at that time. Highlight
was an early Broad-wing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon--1, Double-crested Cormorant--20, Great Blue Heron--6, Northern
Flicker--3
American Robin--40+

Predictions:
Much colder with snow predicted, perhaps a couple of inches along the lake
shore and up to six inches inland. Looks like a lost day in the field.


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