Date: 10/29/18 3:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (29 Oct 2018) 23 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 8 8
Turkey Vulture 2 59 59
Osprey 0 5 52
Bald Eagle 0 7 25
Northern Harrier 0 9 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 211 428
Cooper's Hawk 6 17 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 9 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 2811
Red-tailed Hawk 2 30 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 26 126
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 10
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 23 412 3624
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Overcast most of the day with several moments when the sun peaked through,
winds were moderate and gusting from the WNW and NW. Light rain hindered
visibility at the end of the count period today. It cleared later in the
day, but was unable to return to the watch site.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly sharpies and coops today. Between 10:30-10:45 the flight was on with
birds streaming past at low altitude giving great views.


Non-raptor Observations:
30 species viewed at the summit today.

Including small groups of Common Raven, Pine Siskin, and Common Grackle.
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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