Date: 9/18/19 4:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2019) 63 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 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 48 52
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 4 38 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 98 101
Cooper's Hawk 3 11 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 8 106 107
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 9 21 21
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 1 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 2 4 4

Total: 63 342 352
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers: Al Guarente, Alan Simon, Bill Roache, Chris Pugliese,
Chuck Root, Dave Eberly, Debbie Beer, John D'Amico

Visitors:
Len Clupp, Luc and Therese Jacobs, Beth Kurtz and about 40 participants and
volunteers with the Natural Lands Trust, lead by Debbie Beer


Weather:
Clouds and sun, more clouds than expected. Temperature delightful in the
upper 60' and low 70's. Winds mostly NNE around 7 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Another surprisingly poor showing for Broad-wings. Not counted as
migrating were: 3 Bald Eagles, 2 Cooper's Hawks, 5 Red-tailed Hawks and one
Red-shouldered Hawk. For the most part, the birds were high and difficult
to spot, but enough came by to give a good showing to the visiting group
From Natural Lands Trust.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Caspian Tern, 3 Double-crested Cormorant, 2 Common Ravens one putting
on a show chasing a juvenile Bald Eagle. Two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

A special thanks to Alan Simon, Bill Roache, John D'Amico and Chuck Root
for watching the skies and pointing out birds while the counter was talking
to the visiting group. Your help was greatly appreciated.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny and nice, high around 62. The winds will again be mostly NNE
around 7 mph. Clear blue skies are a good possibility.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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