Date: 4/19/17 4:36 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 19, 2017
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 122 8494 13057
Osprey 9 32 33
Bald Eagle 1 19 33
Northern Harrier 9 63 77
Sharp-shinned Hawk 217 639 722
Cooper's Hawk 3 24 37
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 64 185
Broad-winged Hawk 244 998 998
Red-tailed Hawk 39 322 485
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 9
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 14 312 462
Merlin 1 11 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 1 8 9
Unknown Buteo 0 14 30
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 662 11011 16161
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix assisted with the count with help from spotters Jennifer and Joao
Taveres. Bonnie Ginader stopped by for a visit.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with occasional bursts of sun and off-and-on light showers
all day. Winds steady out of the SW and mild temps.

Raptor Observations:
A light steady stream of raptors all day until the clouds thickened around
1400 hours when a moderate steady rain shut the flight down. Sharpies and
Broad-wings were the stars of the show today with three digit numbers
passing through and a nice mix of other hawks, though no large kettles of
birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
A nice movement of Common Loons, Blue Jays and small finches. Common
Loon--23, Great Blue Heron--4,Blue Jay--96, American Goldfinch--31, Pine
Siskin--24

Predictions:
Warmer, though winds will be out of the north in the AM, becoming southerly
again in the afternoon with a greater chance of showers. Could be a wash!


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