Date: 9/12/17 2:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (12 Sep 2017) 135 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 13 18
Bald Eagle 1 14 23
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 16 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 127 252 279
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 5 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 135 317 397
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Jay George, Joan Renninger, Linda McKinne, Mary Brenner,
Mike McKinne

Visitors:
2-vehicles;2-individuals


Weather:
Cool morning, mostly cloudy, temps in the 50's. Gradual clearing with temps
getting to the mid 70's in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. B.E. 1:59 P.M. EDT. B.W. kettles commenced once the valley heated up
after noon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Small migrant wave around 9 A.M. included Nashville, Magnolia Warbler's.
Interesting migrating? Great Egret came flying low down the ridge, late
A.M.on its merry way WSW. Monarch's-4

Predictions:
Chance of rain may not help things but clouds will provide better viewing
conditions.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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