Date: 9/28/18 5:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (28 Sep 2018) 76 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 62 69
Bald Eagle 9 59 63
Northern Harrier 3 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 193 194
Cooper's Hawk 6 30 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 6 1966 1994
Red-tailed Hawk 11 48 54
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 53 53
Merlin 1 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3

Total: 76 2457 2505
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gary La Belle, Gayle Lawrence

Visitors:
Pam Holmes and Tom Yingst contributed to the count process.
3 drive up for vista view.


Weather:
0-3mph winds out of WSW, 100%-25% CLCV and 61 to 71F

Raptor Observations:
1ABE@12:42pm, 2ABE@1:08pm, 2ABE@1:22pm, 1ABE@2:41pm
1ABE@3:10pm
1IBE@11:56am, 1IBE@1:35pm

Non-raptor Observations:
More than 100 blue jays moving through all day
20 monarch butterflies
Downy, Red bellied and pileated woodpeckers, swifts, swallows, crows,
ravens, goldfinches, rubby throated humming bird, white breasted nuthatch,
carolina wren, chickadees and titmouse


Predictions:
Sunny, no clouds, birds high and difficult to see.
Comfortable temp
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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