Date: 5/9/19 2:35 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 9, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 09, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                1              2              6
Turkey Vulture             438           1208          18295
Osprey                      29             48            101
Bald Eagle                  36             91            168
Northern Harrier            12             29            123
Sharp-shinned Hawk          79            274           1058
Cooper's Hawk                2              7             55
Northern Goshawk             0              0              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1            166
Broad-winged Hawk          172           1190           4423
Red-tailed Hawk             35             50            380
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              5
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             6             16            460
Merlin                       4              6             18
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                2              2             14
Unknown Falcon               1              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     818           2928          25299
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end   time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jennifer Ferrick, Jerry McWilliams,
                  Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix, Bernie O'Connor, and Jennifer Ferrick assisted with the count.
Many visitors, most briefly, including Nancy Keller, Carol Sturtevant,
Steve and Lisa Danko, Carol Allen,Mark Lethaby, Ruth Swaney, Bill Reagan,
Joao and Delores Taveres, Jeff Sommers, and Janet Price.    


Weather:
Mostly clear to variably cloudy, then cloudy with showers later in the day.
Quite warm with temps. reaching the low 80s F.  The strong SSW wind
continued throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
Not an overwhelming number of birds, but it was steady for most of the day
with good numbers of Bald Eagle and Osprey.  There was a modest flight of
TVs, sharpies, and Broad-wings. We had our sixth Black Vulture of the
season pass by at 1038 EST.  With the strong south winds, birds remained
relatively low and along the lake shore. 

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a good movement of Passerines and other birds with highlights
including Double-crested Cormorant 10, Great Blue Heron 2,Solitary
Sandpiper 2, All swallows including at least 20 Cliff Swallows, Chimney
Swift 25+, Eastern Kingbird 18, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher 1, Blue Jay 5000+, Yellow Warbler 5, Hooded Warbler 1,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1, Orchard Oriole 1, Baltimore Oriole 6, Bobolink
20+,and American Goldfinch 150+  Dragonflies included Common Green Darner
12 and Wandering Glider 5.

Predictions:
Cloudy and much cooler, with light south wind early then west winds.
Morning showers may deter any flight.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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