Date: 4/10/17 4:18 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (09 Apr 2017) 46 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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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...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
 
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