Date: 10/28/18 2:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (28 Oct 2018) 21 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 83 83
Turkey Vulture 7 214 214
Osprey 0 22 98
Bald Eagle 0 85 158
Northern Harrier 0 33 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 1615 1847
Cooper's Hawk 1 178 214
Northern Goshawk 2 8 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 33 43
Broad-winged Hawk 0 25 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 2 171 233
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 41 41
American Kestrel 0 70 132
Merlin 0 25 39
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 3 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 12

Total: 21 2639 5254
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
8 for vista


Weather:
Lt rain at start & scattered drops 1st hr, overcast with few rays of sun,
light var west wind, count ended early as rain moved in again. Temps 43-49.


Raptor Observations:
Great rare look at a young goshawk that came in to check the owl decoy then
flew to a tree 40 ft from viewers and just above eye level. The bird
remained about 10 secs!!

Non-raptor Observations:
2 N Ravens, Wh Br Nuthatch
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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