Date: 4/1/18 4:03 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 1, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 361 361 6492
Osprey 2 2 4
Bald Eagle 0 0 31
Northern Harrier 0 0 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 124
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 159
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 31
Merlin 1 1 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1

Total: 367 367 6879
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States assisted with the count. Neil Shea stopped by to visit.


Weather:
Mostly clear with high clouds drifting in later. Cold NW wind to 10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Leftover vultures from yesterday's big movement the first 90 minutes flying
low and along the lake shore, than it dwindled down to just a few birds.
Surprisingly were over 150 vultures roosting along the entrance of Presque
Isle State Park until at least 9:00 EST and at least 50 birds were still
roosting there at lunch time. Not many hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-breasted Merganser-52, Double-crested Cormorant-40, Common Loon-1,
Northern Flicker-2, American Robin-8, Eastern Meadowlark-2

Predictions:
Clear with light SW wind early becoming westerly later in the morning.
Tough to say what will happen tomorrow. A flight not promising the rest of
the week as cold north wind returns along with precipitation.

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