Date: 5/2/18 12:25 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 2, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 260 375 14284
Osprey 0 3 82
Bald Eagle 5 9 93
Northern Harrier 3 3 74
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 42 627
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 10 67 2337
Red-tailed Hawk 4 11 352
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 305
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 6 9

Total: 291 528 18335
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Ken Felix, Sam Stull

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Sam Stull assisted with the count. Linda McWilliams stopped
by. Tom, the bus driver, enthusiastically visited with us with interest in
the hawk watching while waiting for school students taking a class at the
Tom Ridge Environmental Center to dismiss.


Weather:
Lots of sun with patches of cirrus clouds. A good SW wind early becoming
west and even NW at times right along the lake. Very warm with temps.
reaching the upper 70s F

Raptor Observations:
A very sparse scattered flight mostly a half mile away from the lake. TVs
were the main event with low numbers of everything else. When the wind
shifted to the WNW around mid-day, the flight abruptly stopped.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron--1, Green Heron--1, Common Loon--1, Double-crested
Cormorant--15, Chimney Swift--1, Belted Kingfisher--1, Bank Swallow--1,
Barn Swallow--5, Blue Jay--263, Baltimore Oriole--1, American Goldfinch--3

Predictions:
The winds should be right, but thunderstorms are predicted for the day.
After the last couple of days, even if there is a break, it doesn't look
promising for a flight.


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