Date: 2/2/19 2:26 pm
From: Tom Kuehl <tjk.kuehl...>
Subject: Somerset County - Kuehl Northwest WRS Route
Hi All,



A beautiful blue-sky day for running a WRS route. This was the 9th running
of our Northwest Somerset County Route. It starts on the Westmoreland County
border at the Rt. 30 crossing of Laurel Ridge, goes north along the eastern
base of the Ridge to North Fork Reservoir, then east to Rt. 2019 at
Davidsville, then south to the Quemahoning Reservoir, and then west, roughly
back to the starting point.



Almost no variety today with just Red-tailed Hawks (15) and Cooper's Hawks
(2), however the total of 17 was above the 9-year average of 15. Species not
reported today but with 1 or 2 observed on occasion in previous years are
Harriers, Kestrels, Sharp-shins Red-shouldered Hawk and Bald Eagles.



Tom Kuehl

Westmoreland County



County - Somerset

Date - 2/2/19

Observers- Tom and Janet Kuehl, and Mark McConaughy

Total time actually surveying Hours: 3 Minutes- 10

Start time 9:57am /End time 1:28pm

Miles on route 50.1





Red-tails- Total = 15 Ad. 4 /Imm. 0 /ND 11



Cooper's - 2



Avg Temp.- 31F

Sky- Pt cloudy to start, then mostly sunny

Wind - Light

Avg Snow cover depth - 6"



We all got to see a Coyote in open farm land on Blough Road. A flock of 150
Horned Larks were at the reliable Lemon-Hyasota Hill-Fallen Oak Road farm
area. Janet spotted a Killdeer in the wet area at the intersection of Rt.
985 and Stemmler Road. A Common Raven was perched in a tree at the Sliding
Rock Golf Course on Rt. 30 (at the end of the route at the base of Laurel
Ridge).






 
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