Date: 10/5/17 3:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (05 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 0 4 64
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47 73 256
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 3 43
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 51 93 5203
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
5 for vista


Weather:
Warm and humid. A mix of clouds and sun. Temperature range of 68 to 82.
Visibility to the South fair. NO WIND

Afternoon passing shower shut down the flight of SS.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:17
Last bird SS 2:15

Non-raptor Observations:
Steady stream of Monarchs. 30 counted in 1 hour. Over 100 observed.

Lots of Blue Jays.

Predictions:
Much the same as today. A bit cooler.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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