Date: 4/15/17 4:33 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2017) 59 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
14, 2017
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Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 11 58 323
Osprey 6 28 31 Bald Eagle 3 21 42 Northern Harrier 1 21 29 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 3 64 118 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 27 220 220 Red-tailed Hawk 5 143 279
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 12 183 American Kestrel 3 28 52
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: 59
622 1373
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Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 7.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Chuck
Widmann, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Torri Withrow, Virginia Squires, Kelly
Sitch Weather: Mostly clear; very light SE winds for much of the day.
Temperature 14C - 24C. Raptor Observations: Things have gotten a bit more
confusing of late, with local Cooper's Hawks and Broad-winged Hawks both
returning to local territories over the past few days. A good little Osprey
push today. BAEA: 1036 Imm, 1139 Ad, 1410 Imm Non-raptor Observations:
First of year Blue-headed Vireo on the ridge today. Several groups of
Purple Finch flew over as well, making their 'tik' flight calls. COLO - 20
Burning in Scotia Barrens today; fires looked quite massive at one point.
Predictions: South winds and warm - should be a good 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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