Date: 2/11/19 9:39 am
From: Bob Schutsky <info...>
Subject: Re: Southwest Lancaster County WRS, 10 Feb 2019
I forgot to note that the total mileage was 43.0 miles.

On 2/11/2019 12:32 PM, Bob Schutsky wrote:
> Dear PABirders,
>
> Below are the results of the Southwest Lancaster County Winter Raptor
> Survey (WRS) that Nancy Schutsky and I conducted yesterday, 10 February
> 2019.  Skies began mostly sunny and ended mostly cloudy. Air temperature
> ranged from 26 to 35F.  Winds began calm and reached 5 mph from the SW
> by the end of the survey.  Nancy and I have conducted this survey
> annually beginning in 2001.
>
> There are three known Bald Eagle nest sites on this survey route. Two
> adult Bald Eagles were perched beside the Peach Bottom nest which is 0.5
> miles from our home, where the survey route begins and ends.  Two adults
> were perched on the Muddy Run nest.  Both of these nests are located on
> large electrical transmission towers.  We could not find a nest at or
> near the Wakefield site, so it must have blown down since I last checked
> in the fall of 2018, when the nest was in a sycamore tree.  There was
> one adult at this site yesterday and a week ago, so hopefully the pair
> will re-build.
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> Southwest Lancaster County WRS
> 10 February 2019
> Nancy and Bob Schutsky
> 2 hours and 45 minutes total survey time
> 9:40am to 12:40pm, with a 15 minute break
>
> Turkey Vulture, 275
> Black Vulture, 63
> Red-tailed Hawk, 19 total (14 adult, 5 age not determined)
> American Kestrel, 3 total (1 male, 2 female)
> Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 adult
> Bald Eagle, 15 total (5 adult, 10 immature)
>
> Average Temperature, 31F
> Sky, mostly sunny to mostly cloudy
> Wind, calm to SW 5 mph
> Snow cover, none
>
> Non-raptor highlights were: Wild Turkey, 2.  Horned Lark, 1.  Eastern
> Bluebird, 9.
>
> Yet another thoroughly enjoyable WRS!
>
> Sincerely,
> BOB & NANCY
>
> BOB SCHUTSKY
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