Date: 10/12/17 11:38 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (12 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 9 86
Northern Harrier 1 3 19
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 6 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 34 194
Cooper's Hawk 2 13 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 34 133
Merlin 1 4 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 18
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 26 121 2941
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers:

Visitors:
Doug Hill and Jenni Englund came by to practice for a gig and supplied some
lovely music for a little while.


Weather:
Started cloudy and cool and moved to misty, then drizzly and cool with
wind from an easterly direction. With mist and drizzle blowing into my
face, I had to spend most of the day looking West catching birds as they
flew away.

Raptor Observations:
It should have been a poor day, but it wasn't too bad, especially at
mid-day, for some reason birds were moving.
A Juvenile Bald Eagle and an Osprey passed by together at 12:58 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs were still moving, even in the rain. Counted 138.
One Common Loon flew by fairly low

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with possible showers midday, highs in the mid-60's. Winds
mostly from the east, so not a promising day although today was better than
expected.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
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