Date: 1/28/19 4:44 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington Co. WRS 1/27/18
Covering NW, W and central Washington County


Time of day: 9 a.m. to 3:36 p.m, 1/27/19

6 hours, 36 minutes

95.0 miles driven, no breaks


Weather - started overcast, then a sudden snowstorm with limited visibility and wind, then bright sun the rest of the day

Snow depth - 1/2" on many roads, 1-2" on grass in some areas

Temperature - 33F at start to 29F to 30F at end

Cloud cover - 100% coverage at start, 90% clear at end

Wind - 6-10 at start, more calm during mid-day, 6-10 at end

Water - standing water frozen, creeks and streams open



Red-tailed Hawk - 25 total: 15 A, 5 Imm., 5 U

American Kestrel - 3 total: 2M, 1U (scarce, compared to previous years)

Cooper's Hawk - 1U


Turkey Vulture - 3 total



Other birds of note: Horned Lark (50+ on Parkview Road near Cross Creek Lake), White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow (30+), Northern Mockingbird, Wild Turkey (12), American Tree Sparrow, American Black Duck (2), Common Merganser (2), a total of around 37 species on the day, including the raptors.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 
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