Date: 9/16/19 3:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (16 Sep 2019) 1006 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 2 2
Osprey 3 22 26
Bald Eagle 2 17 19
Northern Harrier 4 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 67 68
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 967 2567 2568
Red-tailed Hawk 0 18 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 18 21
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 2 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 8

Total: 1006 2747 2764
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

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

Observers: Alice Frick, Andrew Wolfgang, Bernie Frick, Craig McCoy,
Dick Humbert, Donald Weidemann, Fred Paley, Ken Orvis,
Phil Keener, Randy Phillips

Visitors:
6, Margie, Dick Humbert, and park naturalist Nancy Heiser visited today.
Thank you to all the counters and observers for another successful day of
hawk spotting at Rocky Ridge County Park.


Weather:
Overcast with very light wind from the NW, the high temperature of 27 C
felt hot as wind was not strong enough to cool the lookout. Haze was
present most of the days and some birds were lost in that haze, a light
rain also passed through early in the count.

Raptor Observations:
There were many distant Broad-winged Hawks in large kettles. Sharp-shinned
Hawks, Harriers, RS Hawk, a sub-adult Peregrine Falcon, and Osprey were all
recorded along with others and local raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Birds of note-
Common Nighthawks - 31
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-5



Butterflies
Monarchs-18
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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