Date: 4/22/19 1:26 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 22, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              26           8976          16742
Osprey                       0             42             45
Bald Eagle                   3             55             69
Northern Harrier             0             71             87
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            600            624
Cooper's Hawk                0             24             43
Northern Goshawk             0              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             32            165
Broad-winged Hawk           62           2614           2614
Red-tailed Hawk              3            165            317
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              5
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0            335            409
Merlin                       1              6              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            1              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      96          12942          21160
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end   time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Russ States, Deuane Seib, and Bonnie Ginader.  Nobody stayed long.


Weather:
Cloudy in the AM becoming cloudless later in the PM.  Calm winds until
early afternoon when north winds kicked in and the skies cleared.  The
temp. reached the low 60s F.

Raptor Observations:
Not a single raptor the first wo hours, so I went home, then came back
later for a while when the skies began to open up.  There was a small push
of BWs and TVs to the south that were at the limit of my binoculars for
about 45 minutes, then no birds when the north wind started.  Our local
Merlin made a brief appearance, then a fast moving migrant flying high and
to the south of the watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few Bank Swallows passed by.

Predictions:
Strong south winds and warm throughout the day, but a cold front is due to
arrive around mid-day with an increase chance of thunderstorms.  It may be
good for a while, at least until the rain comes.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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