Date: 10/17/18 5:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (16 Oct 2018) 114 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 37 37
Turkey Vulture 12 69 69
Osprey 3 19 95
Bald Eagle 1 38 111
Northern Harrier 2 19 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 74 1137 1369
Cooper's Hawk 5 122 158
Northern Goshawk 1 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 25 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 11 52 114
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 2 55 117
Merlin 0 15 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 24
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 1 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 10

Total: 114 1623 4238
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
7 visitors


Weather:
High thin clouds all day provided good viewing conditions. Temps in the
high 40's to low 50's. Winds out of the NW, moderate to strong early,
decreasing late in the day.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. adult 3:35 EDT. NOGO in the 3 to 4 hour
Ad GE 12:10

Non-raptor Observations:
3-Loons; Both Kinglets; Buck Moth; Bobcat seen on the way off the mountain.

Predictions:
Similar weather conditions are expected which should create good flight.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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