Date: 5/15/19 4:38 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 15, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 15, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              2              6
Turkey Vulture              24           1239          18326
Osprey                       0             48            101
Bald Eagle                   8             99            176
Northern Harrier             0             29            123
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            274           1058
Cooper's Hawk                0              7             55
Northern Goshawk             0              0              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1            166
Broad-winged Hawk           25           1215           4448
Red-tailed Hawk              7             57            387
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              5
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             1             17            461
Merlin                       0              6             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              2             14
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      65           3000          25371
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end   time: 12:15:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Mostly clear with cirrus clouds moving in later.  Pleasant temps. with
persistent westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
With the west winds birds were spread out across a wide plain.  The few
vultures passing through took their time moving east and often did a
reversal and headed back west.  Broad-wings were few and only singles or in
groups of two or three.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight was a Common Tern moving south well away from the lake.  Great
Blue heron 3, Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4,Cedar Waxwing 26, Blue Jay 100,
Bobolink 8.

Predictions:
Cloudy with SW very early quickly shifting to west the NW. Not likely to be
much flying.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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