Date: 11/1/18 4:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (01 Nov 2018) 55 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 86
Turkey Vulture 0 0 245
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 3 3 168
Northern Harrier 3 3 54
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 21 1939
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 222
Northern Goshawk 1 1 13
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 53
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 21 21 313
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 5 5 60
American Kestrel 0 0 132
Merlin 0 0 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 13

Total: 55 55 5521
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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: Brian Weaver, Gary Robson, Joan Renninger, Linda McKinne,
Mike McKinne

Visitors:
Mike Epler plus 3 drive ups/6 individuals


Weather:
Majority of the day was overcast with light winds out of the south. Temps
in the 50's climbing to near 70.

Raptor Observations:
G.E.Juv.-4:00;SubAd.-11:05&4:43;Ad.-11:15&11:47 B.E.Imm.-4:14; 2-Ad.@4:14
NOGO between 3&4 hour traveling with a Red tail. Excellent comparative
study! Very interesting sighting of a leucistic Red tail in the P.M.
Extensive white on the head, neck, back and upper wings. Initially thought
to be Bald Eagle but as bird got closer realized size not correct and other
ID points for R.T. became apparent. Anyone else witness this bird in
transit?

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs, Stink Bugs, Lady Bugs and one other annoying pest. Thought we
were done with the latter 3. Happy to see Monarchs still moving past the
watch.

Predictions:
Thunderstorms and rain. Not a good day to be on the mountain!
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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