Date: 9/21/17 2:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (21 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 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 0 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 46 46
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 30 30
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 6 516 516
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 3 44 44
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: 21 733 733
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Eberly, John Mercer

Observers: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly, Charles Smith, Chuck Root,
Dave Eberly, John Mercer, Judy Mayer, Mike Cosgrove,
Tom Bush

Visitors:
Sam Mayer, Dan Hayes


Weather:
Warm day-The skies were mostly clear in the morning & became partly cloudy
in the afternoon. Temp reached the low 80s F. There was a nice fresh N & NE
breeze that we hoped would bring more birds than it did

Raptor Observations:
The birds were very high in the mostly clear deep blue skies making viewing
conditions difficult especially in the morning. The morning did feature a
trickle of migrants between 10 & 1 Along with red-tails, a Cooper's hawk &
a red-shouldered hawk that were deemed to be non migrating. There were also
2 adult bald eagles flying around the reservoir & not counted as migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of chimney swifts. The maximum counted at one time was ~150. They did
seem to be moving SW in waves so presumably lots & lots of migrants passed
over.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 9 to 11 mph.
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Report submitted by David Eberly (<david.eberly...>)
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www.rtphawkwatch.org


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