Date: 9/20/17 2:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (20 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 52 52
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 5 44 44
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 23 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 4 510 510
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 41 41
Merlin 0 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 15 712 712
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Chuck Root, John Mercer

Observers: Chuck Root, John D'Amico, Judy Mayer, Mike Coll

Visitors:
A group of around 60 people joined us from Natural Lands lead by Debbie
Beers and Mike Cosgrove. Plus another group of about 6 from a graduated
class at Temple University lead by Mike Coll


Weather:
Mostly sunny, northerly winds, warm.

Raptor Observations:
A third year Bald Eagle at 9:59, a fourth year Bald Eagle at 1:30, three
adult Bald Eagles 1 at 10:34 and 2 at 1:30 (with the fourth year bird.) A
Mississippi Kite flew close over the watch around 10:45 EST going due east
but reappeared below the three eagles and flew southwest around 1:30 EST

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Merganser flew by and a Common Raven popped up behind the watch
then flew west out of sight. Twelve Monarch Butterfly and 1 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird

Predictions:
Should be a similar day to today weather wise, hopefully more birds will
show up.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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