Date: 4/23/19 1:40 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 23, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture             299           9275          17041
Osprey                       6             48             51
Bald Eagle                   3             58             72
Northern Harrier             7             78             94
Sharp-shinned Hawk         147            747            771
Cooper's Hawk                5             29             48
Northern Goshawk             1              5              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             32            165
Broad-winged Hawk          457           3071           3071
Red-tailed Hawk              9            174            326
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              5
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel            34            369            443
Merlin                       4             10             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                1              1              1
Unknown Raptor               2              7              8
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     975          13917          22135
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end   time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
Assisting with the count were Ken Felix, Russ States, Bernie O'Connor,
Justin Berkheimer, and Jennifer Ferrick.  Visitors included Joao Taveres,
John Tautin, Deuane Seib, Lisa Danko, and Mary Birdsong.


Weather:
Variably cloudy to cloudy with SSW wind to 15 mph until the last hour when
the winds shifted around to the west. Off and on showers with a
thunderstorm between the 1000 and 1100 hr.

Raptor Observations:
A rather slow start picking up in the 0800 to 0900 hr. EST before rain
started.  The sky was pretty quiet the rest of the day until it began to
clear in the early PM with a massive flight of TVs and BWs the final hour
between the 1300 and 1400 hr. EST just ahead of the westerly wind shift.
Birds remained near the lake all day.  Highlight was a Northern Goshawk
that passed overhead at about 1330 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 6, Double-crested Cormorant 177, Great Blue Heron 5,Caspian
tern 1, Chimney Swift 12,Barn Swallow 2, Northern Flicker 8, Eastern
Bluebird 1, Blue Jay 200, mixed blackbirds, mostly red-wings 500, American
Goldfinch 12, Red Admiral 5 (all admirals moving east.

Predictions:
Sunny, but cooler with west wind.  Any birds moving will be spread across a
wide plain.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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