Date: 9/24/17 4:30 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (24 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 2 74 122
Turkey Vulture 10 164 316
Osprey 1 150 206
Bald Eagle 2 97 162
Northern Harrier 1 13 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 268 276
Cooper's Hawk 3 49 53
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 10
Broad-winged Hawk 16 8642 8868
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 104
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 66 73
Merlin 1 11 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 83 121

Total: 50 9683 10348
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Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Rick Morrissey

Observers: Ed Wanamaker, John Traynor, Travis Rennig

Visitors:
Dan and his very nice dog Buck


Weather:
Sunny skies with a distant haze; a low temperature of 67 degree Fahrenheit
and a high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds ranged from 2-7mph
and were primarily NNE in the morning and ENE in the afternoon, with
afternoon winds averaging 2-3 mph.

Raptor Observations:
The first raptor of the day was a Cooper's hawk, soon followed by 16
Broadwings, with a kettle of 10 between 1000 and 1100 EST. Once I pulled
out the 'clicker,' the day was done for Broad-winged hawks. A very close
look at a Merlin, then a distant female Kestrel late in the day. A
non-migrating male Kestrel landed in the bowl below the hump, exciting when
not much else flew by and or close.

Bald Eagles (2): 1143 immature; 1320 immature

Non-raptor Observations:
12 cormorants
3 Monarchs
Pileated woodpecker on the trail near the parking lot, no binoculars
required

Predictions:
Sunny skies with a UV index 6 of 10 and a near record high temperature of
89 degrees Fahrenheit. A 10% chance of precipitation. Winds light and
variable. Sunrise at 6:52am DST, sunset at 6:53pm DST.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
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www.lgnc.org


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