Date: 4/13/18 4:44 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 13, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 6845 12976
Osprey 0 45 47
Bald Eagle 0 24 55
Northern Harrier 2 58 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 185 201
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 135 293
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 138 168
Merlin 0 5 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1

Total: 12 7456 13968
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Visitors and spotters included Joe Susi, Jennifer Ferrick, Sam Stull, Ruth
Swaney, Bonnie Ginader, David Sublett, Roger Donn, Joao Taveres, and
Michael David.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with occasional open clear skies. There was at least a 15
degree difference in temperature from the lakeshore and inland. South
winds away from the lake and ENE winds along the lake kept the air at a
brisk 45 F.

Raptor Observations:
A repeat of yesterday was not to be. A rather disappointing day,
especially for all of the visitors who stopped by in hopes of seeing a sky
full of raptors. Very few raptors and an almost no show of vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Unexpected was an American Bittern that flew past us over the parking lot
only a few feet above the ground giving us stunning looks. Northern
Flickers staged an impressive flight with 313 counted. Other birds passing
over the watch included: Common Loon-1, Double-crested Cormorant-60, Great
Blue Heron-3, Caspian Tern-18, Eastern Phoebe-5, Belted Kingfisher-3, Barn
Swallow-1, many blackbirds.

Predictions:
Cold with rain likely and continued NE wind. There may not be a count.

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