Date: 9/22/18 7:59 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (22 Sep 2018) 692 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 1 40 91
Turkey Vulture 7 176 349
Osprey 30 213 246
Bald Eagle 18 102 142
Northern Harrier 1 8 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 80 266 271
Cooper's Hawk 8 42 47
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 10 12
Broad-winged Hawk 523 3461 3612
Red-tailed Hawk 4 44 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 8 47 58
Merlin 0 18 19
Peregrine Falcon 1 18 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 85 153

Total: 692 4531 5139
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Rick Morrissey

Observers: Al Grout, Richard, Rick Gaeta, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Jim Funk, great spotting and camera work. Al Grout, Rob Keith, Dave
Liebert, and Rick Gaeta for their invaluable spotting of those sneaky sharp
shins, Broadwings, and those shaded dark eagles. Richard, the 'go to'
person for all of the tough calls. Michele had some of the best spots for
the distant small kettles. Thanks as well to Pearl and Todd Watkins, and
best of luck to our through hikers especially carrot top on his trek from
Maine to Georgia. Best wishes to Ed, who was there with us in spirit, for
a speedy recovery!


Weather:
Temperatures ranged from 63F to 68F with the higher temperatures in the
morning. Winds were from the North all day, with gusts up to 16 mph in the
morning, and the afternoon winds ranged from 4-8 mph. Cloud cover was
80-90% all day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles (18): 0731 immature; 0909 adult; 0940 adult; 1031 age unknown;
1115 adult; 1233 immature; 1304 immature; 1320 adult; 1410 adult; 1410
adult; 1426 adult; 1457 Juvenile; 1545 age unknown; 1605 adult; 1615
immature; 1623 Juvenile; 1628 Immature; 1650 adult.

Peregrine Falcon: 0855

Non-raptor Observations:
86 Monarchs; 196 Blue Jays; 132 Canada geese; 1 Loon, 1 red breasted
nuthatch, two non-migratory Peregrine falcons, an immature and adult Bald
Eagle flying east and an adult Bald Eagle flying north. There was a minor
spate between a Red Shouldered and a Cooper's hawk in the bowl, both
decided to make peace and go on their way south.

Predictions:
Cloudy skies with a high of 66F, Winds will be from the East, light and
variable at 4 mph.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
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