Date: 9/30/18 6:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (30 Sep 2018) 80 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 3 69 76
Bald Eagle 9 69 73
Northern Harrier 1 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 231 232
Cooper's Hawk 3 35 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 13 1990 2018
Red-tailed Hawk 7 56 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 62 62
Merlin 0 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 2 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 5 5

Total: 80 2566 2614
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Larry Coble

Observers: Andy Francis, Gary Robson, Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger,
Rosemary Spreha, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
A young man proposing to his sweetheart at the scenic overlook...she said
yes.


Weather:
Light breeze from the north early, from the south in the afternoon. Clear
to mostly cloudy. Barometer 30.32 falling to 30.28.

Raptor Observations:
Nine Bald Eagles: Adult at 13:22; Juvenile at 15:05; Immatures (Basic I) at
09:46; 11:58; 14:55; and 16:18(2); and unknown age at 09:35(2).

Two Peregrine Falcons: Adult at 09:44 and unknown age at 10:20.

Non-raptor Observations:
Seven species of woodpeckers including migrating species: Northern
Flicker(7), Red-bellied Woodpecker(10), Red-headed Woodpecker(2), and
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3). Other migrants: Canada Goose(4), Chimney
Swift(25), Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Phoebe(2), Eastern Wood Pewee(2),
Red-breasted Nuthatch(6), Blue Jay(228), American Robin(4), Gray Catbird,
Cedar Waxwing(38), Red-winged Blackbird (75+), White-throated Sparrow,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch(4), Blue-headed Vireo(5),
Black-throated Blue Warbler(2), Black-throated Green Warbler(2),
Blackburnian Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler(2), Magnolia Warbler, and unknown
warblers (20).

Migrating Insects: Monarch butterflies(15) and a Wandering Glider
dragonfly.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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