Date: 5/4/18 3:37 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 4, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 23 426 14335
Osprey 1 4 83
Bald Eagle 1 10 94
Northern Harrier 3 6 77
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 58 643
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 12 87 2357
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 355
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 14 307
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 0 6 9

Total: 52 626 18433
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Joe Susi, Ruth Swaney


Weather:
Cloudy becoming variably cloudy then becoming clear Record breaking 84 F
dropping to the mid-60s F.

Raptor Observations:
Continued slow even with warm SW wind. Birds stayed near the lake and
often came through very high even when cloud cover was heavy. Birds all but
stopped flying after 1030 DST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant--7, Great Blue Heron--1, Green Heron--1, Great
Egret--1, Lesser Yellowlegs--7, Blue Jay--90, Chimney
Swift--1,Yellow-rumped Warbler--2, Yellow Warbler--1, warbler
species--2,Baltimore Oriole--1, Bobolink--3, American Goldfinch--5

Predictions:
Mostly sunny and mild with SW wind early becoming westerly by 11:00 DST.
The potential for a good flight not expected since the last few days have
produced few birds.


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