Date: 10/17/18 3:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (17 Oct 2018) 125 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 7 44 44
Turkey Vulture 13 82 82
Osprey 1 20 96
Bald Eagle 2 40 113
Northern Harrier 2 21 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 79 1216 1448
Cooper's Hawk 9 131 167
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 25 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 3 55 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 5 5 5
American Kestrel 2 57 119
Merlin 1 16 30
Peregrine Falcon 1 16 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 10

Total: 125 1747 4362
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Brian Weaver, Dennis Harney, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
Pam Holmes


Weather:
Light w-var AM winds under a full blue sky, becoming strong WNW wind &
mostly cloudy in the PM, Temps 43-58

Raptor Observations:
Five GE's adult (10:37)*, 4 Juv (9:28,12:20,1:25,2:53)
Two BE's adult 11:47, juv 12:02.
* apparent barthelemyl variant (two distinct white spots on side of neck
near wing).

Non-raptor Observations:
3 N ravens, one showed interest in owl decoy (10 secs)

Predictions:
clouds and sun NW wins & colder.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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