Date: 9/26/17 2:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (26 Sep 2017) 7 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 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 1 42 47
Bald Eagle 1 46 55
Northern Harrier 0 13 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 140 142
Cooper's Hawk 1 22 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 4618 4645
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 33 35
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 7 4948 5028
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
8-visitors; 4-cars


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Temp's starting out
in the low 70's reaching high 80's by the end of the day. Winds light to
moderate from all quadrants except the west.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. Imm. 4:20 pm EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Great flight of Stink Bugs. Lowest passes by A-10's I've ever seen! On one,
altitude needed to be gained out of Stoney Creek Valley to clear watch. Was
concerned about the fate of the "Owl" and pole. Y.-B. Sapsucker, Thrush
sp.(push started from upcoming front approach?)Monarch's-7

Predictions:
More of the same-not good things expected. Come on up anyway!
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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