Date: 9/15/19 3:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (15 Sep 2019) 1633 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 19 23
Bald Eagle 0 15 17
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 43 44
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1583 1600 1601
Red-tailed Hawk 2 18 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 15 18
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 6 7

Total: 1633 1737 1754
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang, Fred Paley, Ken Orvis, Randy Phillips

Observers: Alice Frick, Andrew Wolfgang, Barry, Bernie Frick,
Chad Erhardt, Chuck Kling, Craig McCoy, Deb, Dennis Weaver,
Jim Wendt, Ken Orvis, Mindy , Mr.& Mrs Sankovich,
Randy Phillips

Visitors:
18


Weather:
Clear skies with a high of 27C and a light NW wind for the entire count
period. Visibility was good about 16 km.

Raptor Observations:
Kettles of Broad-winged Hawks ranging in size from 125+ to 20 birds. Most
kettles were between 50-60 birds. A nice variety of raptors viewed from the
lookout today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant-5
Ring-billed Gull-1
Common Nighthawk-12
various warbler species

please view A. Wolfgang's ebird checklist from Rocky Ridge for photos of
large BW kettles and other observations from the watch on 9.15.2019.

Predictions:
Tomorrow should be just as good for BWs.
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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