Date: 4/8/18 1:42 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 8, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 254 4407 10538
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 5 36
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 20
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 128
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 21 179
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 31
Merlin 0 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: 260 4448 10960
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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:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Mostly cloudy and cold with NW wind to less than 10 mph. Snow showers
during the last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Few hawks and a continuation of the light but steady vulture flight. Birds
moved slowly along the lake shore at eye level up to 30 meters or so. The
flight ended when the snow arrived.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-breasted Merganser-11, Common Loon-1, Double-crested Cormorant-20

Predictions:
Cloudy and cold with ENE wind. Going to be another slow day.


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