Date: 4/10/17 4:18 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (09 Apr 2017) 46 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
09, 2017
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Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 6 47 312
Osprey 2 18 21 Bald Eagle 2 16 37 Northern Harrier 2 11 19 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 2 43 97 Cooper's Hawk 1 4 11 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 5 36 Broad-winged Hawk 17 23 23 Red-tailed Hawk 10 125 261
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 1 7 178 American Kestrel 1 22 46
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 1 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 46
337 1088
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total
observation time: 8.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: Eric from Pittsburgh Weather: Clear and very warm with
5-10 mph S winds. Temperatures ranged from 11C - 22C. Raptor Observations:
It took all day, but a Golden Eagle finally came through near the very end
of the day. Our first good push of broad-wings. The local Cooper's Hawk
began display flights today; distinctly deep wingbeats. GOEA: 1621 Imm
BAEA: 1106 Ad (southbound), 1119 Imm, 1458 Imm Non-raptor Observations: New
arrivals for the season were Eastern Towhees, a single Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and a few Barn Swallows passing by. NOFL - 3; TUVU - 7; BLJA - 1;
CORA - 3; BRCR - 1; BHCO - 5; TRES - 8; RCKI - 1; BARS - 3; RBGU - 1; MODO
- 3; COHA - 3; HAWO - 1; BCCH - 2; DCCO - 3; EATO - 2 Predictions: SW winds
and very warm; could be a decent flight.
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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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