Date: 10/18/18 5:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2018) 127 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 53 75 75
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 21 138
Northern Harrier 4 14 25
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 4 26 96
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 317 490
Cooper's Hawk 1 39 78
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 15 21
Broad-winged Hawk 1 50 1872
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 61 167
Merlin 1 11 17
Peregrine Falcon 1 11 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 6 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 2 5 14

Total: 127 660 3031
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, Dave Eberly

Observers: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Alan Simon


Weather:
pretty day with a brisk NW wind, sun and clouds. A bit chilly in the
morning with the wind.

Raptor Observations:
A nice push of migrants in the morning tapered off in the afternoon. The
first 15 minutes produced an incredible count of 3 harriers, 6 sharp-shins,
1 Coop, and 6 kestrels! Afternoon visibility was increasingly difficult as
the cumulus clouds dissipated leaving deep blue skies.
One local sharp shinned and one local Cooper's Hawk not counted as
migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrating Canada geese ~ 150 noted
Also migrating flocks of chimney swifts and a few tree swallows.

Predictions:
Winds changing to SW during the morning:
Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Light
west wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
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Report submitted by David Eberly (<david.eberly...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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