Date: 5/25/19 2:25 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 25, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 25, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              3              7
Turkey Vulture             386           2117          19204
Osprey                       2             59            112
Bald Eagle                  17            174            251
Northern Harrier             0             33            127
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            276           1060
Cooper's Hawk                0              9             57
Northern Goshawk             0              0              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1            166
Broad-winged Hawk           85           2013           5246
Red-tailed Hawk              7             72            402
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              5
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             0             17            461
Merlin                       0              6             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              2             14
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     497           4787          27158
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end   time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jennifer Ferrick, Jerry McWilliams, Russ States, Sam Stull

Visitors:
Sam Stull, Jennifer Ferrick, Russ States, and Justin Berkheimer assisted
with the count.  Bonnie Ginader stopped for a brief visit.


Weather:
The predicted storms never happened.  It remained partly cloudy and was
quite warm all day with SW wind until around mid-day when the winds shifted
to the west and virtually shut down the start of a BW flight.  Vultures
continued, but were moving well away from the lake.

Raptor Observations:
A very slow start to the day then birds started to fly between the 0900 and
1000 hr. EST, moving low and quickly.  When the wind shifted to the west
shortly after mid-day, there were fewer birds observed and most were moving
higher and farther away from the lake.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant 2, Great Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 1, Cedar
Waxwing 140, Red-headed Woodpecker 5, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Blue Jay
88, Eastern Bluebird 12, Eastern Kingbird 1, American Goldfinch 8

Predictions:
Cloudy and cooler with west wind.  No watch tomorrow.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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