Date: 4/25/19 1:27 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 25, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 25, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              36           9311          17077
Osprey                       2             50             53
Bald Eagle                   5             63             77
Northern Harrier             0             78             94
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            748            772
Cooper's Hawk                0             29             48
Northern Goshawk             0              5              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             32            165
Broad-winged Hawk          160           3231           3231
Red-tailed Hawk              2            176            328
Rough-legged Hawk            0              2              5
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0            369            443
Merlin                       0             10             11
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            1              3              4
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              7              8
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     208          14125          22343
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cloudy with occasional breaks in the clouds. Calm winds all morning then
becoming NE along the lake and SSE away from the lake.

Raptor Observations:
Nothing the first two hours of the watch, so I went home then came back
when it began to clear and warm up at 1130 EST. There was a nice push of
BWs and a few vultures, Bald Eagles, Osprey, A couple of RTs among the
locals, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, and a Peregrine Falcon.  The flight quickly
shut down after it got cloudy again at about 1245 EST.  The flight path was
between 12th and 26th street, so all viewing was down from the 12th street
site.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 3, Double-crested Cormorant 5, Chimney Swift 1, Barn Swallow
14, Blue Jay 12

Predictions:
Cooler with SSW wind until later in the morning, but a very good chance of
rain will dampen any chance of an AM hawk flight.  Less chance of PM rain,
but winds will shift to the WNW.  Looking at the projected forecast,
conditions don't look suitable for another flight until perhaps next
Thursday.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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