Date: 9/28/17 2:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (28 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 73 73
Northern Harrier 0 15 15
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 59 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 153 153
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 7
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2332 2332
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 0 87 87
Merlin 0 12 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 12
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 3 3

Total: 5 2787 2787
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Al Guarente, Dave Eberly

Observers: Al Guarente, Dave Eberly, Judy Mayer, Mike Cosgrove

Visitors:
Sam Mayer, Renee & Bill Martin, Karen Serwatka, Scott Tuttle


Weather:
Steady moderate north winds bolstered by the offshore remnants of Hurricane
Maria & clear blue skies after an overnight cold front. Perfect temperature
70 -75 F. A perfect day for hawk watching ! Except somebody forgot to
invite the migrants.

Raptor Observations:
A late start as there was no morning counter.

Only 7 migrating raptors found in the deep blue sky. No bald eagles local
or migrating. The usual Coopers Hawk, red-tails & vultures. But even they
were relatively sparse.

Non-raptor Observations:
Looked like the first push of migrating Canada Geese. Several large high
flying flocks noted & many small groups of 25 or more. I counted at least
500.

A good number of chimney swifts, 1 tree swallow, 1 rough-winged swallow

Monarch butterflies: 11

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Maybe the day after the
cold front will be better.
Another cold front due over the weekend.
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Report submitted by David Eberly (<david.eberly...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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