Date: 3/30/18 3:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2018) 74 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 2 10
Turkey Vulture 30 101 176
Osprey 5 5 5
Bald Eagle 6 49 65
Northern Harrier 4 8 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 20 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 16 23
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 58 85
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 15 107 138
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 6
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 2 5 7

Total: 74 399 576
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos

Observers:

Weather:
Winds NW at 13-24 mph. Temps 43F-37F. Overcast all day. Fog rolled in
during the first hour and reduced visibility at times to almost nothing. It
cleared up during the second hour. Fog returned about 1200 and reduced
visibility again. A light drizzly rain started at this time also. The fog
cleared out an hour later and the rain stopped a half hour after that.

Raptor Observations:
GE: 942 Imm, 944 Ad, 1024 Ad, 1036 Ad, 1048 Unk, 1151 Unk, 1354 Unk, 1400
Imm, 1401 Unk, 1436 Unk, 1442 Unk, 1445 Ad, 1445 Unk, 1455 Ad, 1538 Ad; the
lighting was poor in the afternoon making aging difficult

BE: 924 Ad, 1000 Imm, 1102 Imm, 1405 Imm, 1426 Imm, 1452 Ad

First Osprey of the season during the first hour then four more came
through during the day.

The flight was mostly off the ridge to the N, some birds were on the ridge
top.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Robin-52, Tree Swallow-1 American Pipit-5, European Starling-7,
Common Grackle-38, Mourning Dove-2, Cedar Waxwing-8, Eastern Bluebird-13,
Killdeer-1, Common Loon-2, American Goldfinch-1

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, high 53F, winds SW at 10-20 mph.
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Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos (<henryhvizdos...>)
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http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


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