Date: 10/27/17 6:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (27 Oct 2017) 147 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 29 174 189
Turkey Vulture 26 177 177
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 7 33 93
Northern Harrier 2 16 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 32 822 1005
Cooper's Hawk 16 140 170
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 26 28
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 20 117 158
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 9
American Kestrel 2 38 78
Merlin 0 12 16
Peregrine Falcon 2 17 23
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 11

Total: 147 1596 6706
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gary Firestone, Joan Renninger,
John Firestone, Steve Rannels

Visitors:
13 drive up for vista view with 27 people
2 forestry employees


Weather:
50F to 64F, wind 2-7mph out of the SSE. 1% cloud coverage
to start, then 50% to no cloud coverage ending the day

Raptor Observations:
ABE@9:45AM
2 ABE@1:53PM
ONE IBE & 3ABE FLYING CLOSE TOGETHER@3:03PM
The three ABE flew above the IBE

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated, Downy and red bellied woodpeckers, chickadees, tufted titmice,
yellow crowned kinglets, blue jays, ravens and crows.
20 cedar waxwings
1 monarch butterfly

Predictions:
cooler temps, higher velocity winds and a lot of cloud coverage
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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