Date: 2/4/19 9:54 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: WRS 2019, Ferguson Valley Route, Mifflin County
Winter Raptor Survey, Ferguson Valley, Mifflin County
Saturday, 2/2/2019

Observers: Louie Peight, Jay Zook, Bob Fowles (driver)

Start time: 9:43 Stop time: 15:30
Elapsed time: 5 hours 47 minutes
Miles on Route: 71

115 Total raptors and vultures

80 Black Vultures (roosting in 3-4 trees close to a large Pig Farm)

29 Red-tails (13 AD, 16 ND)
2 American Kestrels (1 M, 1 F)
1 Sharp-shin (1 AD)
2 Bald Eagles (2 AD)

1 Unidentified raptor

Other species: Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Junco. American Crow, M. Dove, Starling, Horned Lark, Blue Jay, Mockingbird, Mallard, Song Sparrow, RB Woodpecker, Carolina Wren. Killdeer, Bluebird.

Avg Temperature: 25F
Avg Sky: Partly Sunny
Avg Wind: light
Avg Snow Cover: 3"

Route: Jack's Mt Rd to Ferguson Valley Rd to Burnham, Old Stage Rd to Bannerville, back to Lewistown via roads: Decatur, Samuel Church, Whiskey, Dormontown, Snook, Alfarata, Dry Valley, and Long Ln; then to Maitland and SR 2004 to Lewistown. Rt 103 to River Rd near Fairview. Rt 103 to Pine Glen to River Rd to John St.

[AD=adult, IMM=immature, M=male, F=female, ND=Not Determined, Light=light morph, Dark=dark morph]
 
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