Date: 9/17/19 6:39 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 46 50
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 34 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 64 67
Cooper's Hawk 5 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 6 98 99
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 12 12
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 28 279 289
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, Mike Coll

Observers: Bill Roache, Bob Kelly, Mike Coll

Visitors:
Gary Stolz, Dick Rainier, Bill Kemmerer, Max Smith


Weather:
Mostly sunny, temperatures in the 70's with NE winds, but solid blue skies
made finding hawks difficult.

Raptor Observations:
There was a burst of eagles just after 1:00 EDT and all of them were
adults, they were definitely different birds - 2 were counted that streamed
by very high up as migrants, the others were lower or moving in the wrong
direction. In another nearby location, due west of the hawk watch by about
5 miles, 40 Broadwings were spotted at the limit of unaided vision between
5:30 and 6 PM EDT.


Non-raptor Observations:
Good number of Green Darners and Chimney Swifts. Many Buckeyes, a
variegated

Predictions:
Tomorrow will be similar to today but slightly cooler. The Broadwings are
coming through, but so high up, we are missing them in the blue sky.
Tomorrow will be challenging for the group visiting, but it may help to
have more eyes on the sky.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
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www.rtphawkwatch.org


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