Date: 3/31/18 3:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (31 Mar 2018) 110 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 2 10
Turkey Vulture 25 126 201
Osprey 9 14 14
Bald Eagle 3 52 68
Northern Harrier 7 15 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 32 35
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 24 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 32 90 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 109 140
American Kestrel 7 18 18
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 3 7 9
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 110 509 686
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Betsy Manlove, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Alice Lunardon, Pat O'Neill


Weather:
Winds 1-15 mph. Started out SW, switched to SSW then switched again to S.
Temps 37F-54F. Sunny skies for the morning and early afternoon then partly
cloudy for the rest of the count.

Raptor Observations:
GE: 1536 Unk, 1636 Sub

BE: 1008 Ad, 1034 Imm, 1437 Imm; 3 BE seen not counted

Set a new record for BE for the spring count today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern Bluebird-5, Common Grackle-17, Canada Goose-32, Red-winged
Blackbird-7, Common Loon-8, European Starling-3, Double-crested
Cormorant-2, Mourning Dove-2, Tree Swallow-11, Ring-billed Gull-2

Mourning Cloak in the afternoon.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 45F, winds WNW at 10-15 mph.
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Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos (<henryhvizdos...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


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