Date: 4/9/18 4:26 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 9, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 344 4751 10882
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 5 36
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 20
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 23 181
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 4 34
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: 350 4798 11310
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor helped count passing vultures.


Weather:
Even gray skies early with some break-away allowing the hazy sun to pop
through. Calm winds to light and variable. Barely getting above freezing.

Raptor Observations:
A carbon copy of the last couple of days with nearly all vultures moving
low and slowly along the shoreline. The flight petered out after 1045 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
A group of five Sandhill Cranes cruised east right over us, only to return
going the other way over the lake about an hour later. Others birds in
motion were Canada Goose-3, Double-crested Cormorant-19, Common Loon-2,
Eastern Bluebird-1, American Robin-20, several small flocks of mixed
blackbirds.

Predictions:
A bit warmer with some south wind early becoming westerly later. Maybe
some birds, but Wednesday holds promise for a decent push of birds with a
consistent southwest wind. Much warmer on Friday, but winds more easterly.


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