Date: 4/24/19 7:07 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
Today was another day with more raptors than I might have expected on the
hawk watch, given the north wind which persisted all day. A total of 99
raptors were tallied, 93 of them being Broad-winged Hawks. The others were
an Osprey, a Northern Harrier, two Red-tails, a Merlin, and an unusually
late Rough-legged Hawk.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 24, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 1 98 103 Bald Eagle 0 32 69 Northern Harrier 1 16 22 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 0 148 171 Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 93 1807 1807 Red-tailed Hawk 2 214 409
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 4 Golden Eagle 0 16 147 American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 1 5 7 Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4 Unknown Buteo 0
3 6 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 99
2419 3011
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Wind from N at 20-25 kph through most of
the day, diminishing to around 10 kph at times. Full sun to start the day,
becoming partly cloudy then overcast by end of day. High temp of 18.5.
Raptor Observations: 2 BV, 6 TV, 1 SS, 2 BE, 2 BW, 2 RT. Non-raptor
Observations: 2 MALL, 5 COLO, 1 MODO, 7 CHSW, 2 AMCR, 1 FICR, 2 CORA, 4
TRES, 4 BARS, 3 BCCH, 2 BAWW, 1 YRWA, 3 BTNW, 1 EATO, 2 AMGO. Predictions:
Overcast, a little cooler, with light S wind. Rain likely before end of
day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
 
Join us on Facebook!