Date: 9/18/19 5:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (18 Sep 2019) 1323 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 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 2 2
Osprey 4 27 31
Bald Eagle 2 24 26
Northern Harrier 1 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 41 136 137
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 1267 8705 8706
Red-tailed Hawk 0 23 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 36 39
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 14 15

Total: 1323 9005 9022
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

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

Observers: Alice Frick, Craig McCoy, Donald Weidemann, Fred Paley,
Gary Johnson, Jim Wendt, Ken Orvis, Meredith Lombard,
Phil Keener, Randy Phillips

Visitors:
A few visitors to the watch site today.


Weather:
Light winds from the ENE made another great day of hawk watching at Rocky
Ridge. Temps ranged between 18 C and 23 C. Visibility was good clouds were
absent most of the count until the late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Another large flight of Broad-winged Hawks for the fourth consecutive day.
Other raptors were recorded in small numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven-2
Common Nighthawk-2
Double-crested Cormorant-8

Butterfly
Monarchs-115

Predictions:
If winds are out of the NE or E another large BW flight may still be
possible.
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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