Date: 4/16/17 3:37 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 16, 2017
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 151 8369 12932
Osprey 1 23 24
Bald Eagle 2 18 32
Northern Harrier 2 54 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 421 504
Cooper's Hawk 1 21 34
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 184
Broad-winged Hawk 172 754 754
Red-tailed Hawk 12 283 446
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 9
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 6 298 448
Merlin 2 10 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 8
Unknown Buteo 0 14 30
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 369 10345 15495
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Jerry Stanley, Roger Donn, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States, Roger Donn, and Jerry Stanley assisted with the count.
Spotters and visitors included Joao Taveres, Ruth Swaney, and David
Sublette.


Weather:
Variably cloudy to full cloud cover with SW wind early becoming west.
Falling temps. When the clouds moved in and the wind came in over the lake
the temp. fell, but after clearing skies in mid-afternoon, the temp. bumped
up again.

Raptor Observations:
The first couple of hours were slow but there was a good uptick in the
flight for the next two hours until it clouded over and the wind shifted
out of the west, then the flight shut down along the lake. A short burst
of Broad-wings that were stratospheric. Highlight was one local Merlin that
buzzed me.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon--1, Double-crested Cormorant--46, Great Blue Heron--4, Chimney
Swift--1, American Goldfinch--5, Red Admiral--24, Common Green Darner--2

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, but seasonably cool with winds off the lake. Nothing likely
along the lake.


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