Date: 1/28/18 3:59 pm
From: Tom Kuehl <tjk.kuehl...>
Subject: WRS Westmoreland County - Kuehl Crabtree Route
Greg and All,

A record number of Red-tailed Hawks for this 7th consecutive running of our
Crabtree Westmoreland County Route. The route starts at the Delmont Rt.
22/Rt. 66 Interchange and covers farm areas south of Rt. 22, extending east
to within sight of Chestnut Ridge and to the border with Indiana County near
Torrence Hospital.

Tom Kuehl

County - Westmoreland

Date - January 28, 2018

Observers- Tom Kuehl, Janet Kuehl, Ken Byerly

Total time actually surveying Hours: 5 Minutes- 10

Start time 10:37am /End time 3:57pm

Miles on route 83.3 miles today, which is around an extra 8 miles due to
having to re-route to avoid a muddy section of Skyline near Loyalhanna

Harriers- 1

Red-tails- Ad. = 25 /Imm. = 0 /ND = 29 Total = 54 (Previous Record was 24
in 2017 and prior average was 21)

Kestrels- M = 1 /F = 3 /ND = 0 Total = 4

Cooper's - 3 (All adults)

Avg Temp.- 43F

Sky- Pt cloudy

Wind - Light

Avg Snow cover depth - No snow cover

Other Birds:

* 1 Common Raven
* 1 Robin
* Bluebird 13

Also of note was a black-morp Gray Squirrel seen on Greene Road

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