Date: 3/24/18 1:44 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch fro March 24, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 134 907 913
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 46 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 145 995 1003
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Sam Stull, Roger Donn, Randy Donn, and Randy from DCNR stopped by for a few
minutes early on.


Weather:
A few cirrus clouds early becoming clear with light NE wind and cold.
Temps along the lake barely getting above freezing

Raptor Observations:
An early steady flight of TVs for the first 20 minutes than it nearly ended
abruptly with just single birds going through every five or ten minutes.
Nearly all birds were hugging the shoreline. A few hawks the first part of
the last hour than nothing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Killdeer--7, Ring-billed Gull--about 400, Eastern Bluebird--1, Blue Jay--3,
Eastern Meadowlark--1

Predictions:
More of the same. Monday with a wind shift to the SE should be better, but
Tuesday is setting up to be a big day if the rain holds off.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 
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