Date: 9/25/18 12:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (25 Sep 2018) 3 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 104 104
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 51 51
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 82 82
Cooper's Hawk 1 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1521 1521
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 71 71
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 3 1872 1872
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers:

Weather:
Started late and still had half an hour of rain in the beginning, then
called the watch at 2:30 EDT when rain started and was projected to last 2
more hours. The rest of the time was overcast with winds mostly south from
4 to 10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Two Merlins went by close, one had recently molted and had the two outer
feathers of its tail shorter than the others and gave the tail a very
distinctive stepped look. Only one was counted the other was deemed to be
not migrating

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Monarch, 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird and about 40 Blue Jays

Predictions:
Forecast is for mostly cloudy conditions with temperatures in the upper
70's to low 80's, winds mostly south around 8 mph. If the clouds break and
the sun comes out, it may be a good day, there are still a lot of
Broadwings bottled up north of here, and they have to be anxious to get
moving.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
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