Date: 2/4/19 2:23 pm From: Bob Schutsky <info...> Subject: Southeast Lancaster County WRS, 4 February 2019
Tom Amico and I conducted the Southeast Lancaster County Winter Raptor Survey (WRS) today, Monday, 4 February 2019. This survey has been conducted annually beginning in 2004. Conditions for this year's survey were full sun all day, no clouds, with a very light east breeze (0-2 mph). Air temperature ranged from 40 to 53F. There was a distant light haze all day. The haze, combined with bright sun, made for difficult viewing at times.
Southeast Lancaster County WRS. 4 February 2019. Bob Schutsky and Tom Amico. 5hr and 10 min. 9:50am to 3:00pm. 63 miles.
Turkey Vulture, 257.
Black Vulture, 42.
Red-tailed Hawk, 30 total (21 adult, 9 age not determined).
American Kestrel, 4 total (3 male, 1 female).
Bald Eagle, 6 total (4 adult, 2 immature).
Average Temperature, 47F. Sunny sky entire survey, no clouds, distant light haze. Wind very light, 0-2mph from the east. Snow cover, 0-1". No ice on creeks, ponds partly frozen.
Other birds of note: Red-bellied Woodpecker, 3. Northern Flicker, 1. Horned Lark, 4. Eastern Bluebird, 20. White-crowned Sparrow, 5. No large flocks of blackbirds.
The two Bald Eagle nests between Belmont Road and Cherry Hill Lane, just south of the town of Paradise, are still present. We saw no Bald Eagles in that immediate area.
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