Date: 3/26/18 2:22 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque sle Hawk Watch for March 26, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 933 1921 1927
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 15 15
Northern Harrier 3 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 6
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 56 73 73
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 51 105 106
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 4 4
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
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: 1052 2139 2147
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Joao Taveres helped spot birds around lunch time and Don Snyder and Bonnie
Ginader stopped by.


Weather:
Chrystal clear all day with a fairly steady SSE wind through much of the
day, and warmer than the past several days.

Raptor Observations:
Today was the first decent movement of raptors this season. Red-shouldered
Hawks made up for the majority of raptors followed by Red-tailed Hawk. The
southerly breeze kept birds close to the lake all day long, with a moderate
steady stream of vultures. Birds were flying at all heights. Highlight
was an immature Northern Goshawk that flew low right over the watch, giving
us great looks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hundreds of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and a few Brown-headed
Cowbirds were moving past in large flocks for much of the morning. Other
birds moving included Killdeer 5, American Robin 125, Eastern Bluebird
1.

Predictions:
South winds will continue, but the hundred percent chance of rain for most
of the day does not bode well for a movement.


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