Date: 4/11/17 3:50 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (10 Apr 2017) 111 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
10, 2017
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Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 47 312
Osprey 3 21 24 Bald Eagle 0 16 37 Northern Harrier 6 17 25 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 8 51 105 Cooper's Hawk 0 4 11 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 5 36 Broad-winged Hawk 83 106 106 Red-tailed Hawk 7 132 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 3 10 181 American Kestrel 1 23 47
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total:
111 448 1199
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total
observation time: 9.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Noah McNeill
Weather: Very warm, with temperatures 15C - 27C. Wind started 5-10 mph SSE
and dropped off a bit to <5 mph SSW by the end of the day. A thin cloud
layer was just enough to make spotting a bit easier. Raptor Observations:
Really solid flight, particularly of Broad-wings. Three more Golden Eagles
brings our total to 181 for the year. Non-raptor Observations: COLO - 23;
DCCO - 50; EAPH - 1; RCKI - 1; COGR - 5; BHCO 3; BARS - 7; TUVU - 9; FISP -
2; TRES - 13; EATO - 2; PIWO - 2; GCKI - 1; AMGO - 7; MODO - 3; BCCH - 2;
RBGU - 6 Predictions: Light SW winds and continuing warm temperatures.
Slight chance of showers/t-storms in afternoon.
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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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