Date: 10/1/18 1:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (01 Oct 2018) 25 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 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 0 0 47
Bald Eagle 0 0 18
Northern Harrier 0 0 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 9 226
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 10 10 2807
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 101
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 25 25 3237
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang

Observers: Fred Paley, Holly Martin, Jim Wendt

Visitors:
2


Weather:
A very hazy day at the lookout. Winds were calm to very light and variable.
Very little cloud cover during the count, but it increased in the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Some raptor activity but a slow day for migration. First migrant SSHA-9:22
am.

There were many Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures, local RT Hawks, and Bald
Eagles in the area. A local Cooper's was chasing a Mourning Dove near the
lookout this morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
Strong passerine flight this morning 7:45-9:00am
A few samples from the watch period (8 am-2 pm):
Blue Jay-440
Canada Goose-6
Common Raven-1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo-2
Black-throated Green Warbler-5
Bay-breasted Warbler-2 (feeding in chestnut oak)
Black-and-white Warbler-1
Cape May Warbler-1
warbler sp.-9
Purple Finch-4
Red-headed Woodpecker-1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-3
and more

Predictions:
Thank you to everyone who counted today at the north lookout. The path to
the lookout is open, despite barricades for event set up in that area. Each
Saturday in October we will have programs at the watch site from 9am-Noon.
Hope to see you there!
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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