Date: 9/27/19 2:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (27 Sep 2019) 4 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 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 0 64 68
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 48 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 178 181
Cooper's Hawk 0 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 2 271 272
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 1 46 46
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 8 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 5 5

Total: 4 662 672
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, Dave Eberly

Observers: Bob Kelly, Bruce Childs, Dave Eberly, Max Smith

Visitors:
Two 3-4 year olds stopped by to help us count but their interest in hawk
watching was quickly forgotten when Spiderman showed up at the park.
(really!)


Weather:
Skies mostly clear with just a few scattered wispy clouds. Winds were
nonexistent or very gentle and east SE when present. Temps mid 70s F.

Raptor Observations:
Only 4 migrating raptors on this very quiet, still day. red-tailed hawks
and both vultures were constantly in the sky. A juvenile Cooper's hawk was
observed attempting to snatch spotted lanternflys out of the air with some
impressive acrobatics but not much apparent luck. One definite miss was
observed. No certain hits were noted.
2 red-shouldered hawks and 1 merlin were seen but determined to be not
migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 common ravens were observed today. This species has become almost a daily
visitor at our site this year.

15 Monarchs were counted

Predictions:
Looks like more of the same. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind
5 to 9 mph.

A weakening cold front is predicted to pass over Saturday night and mild
north winds are expected on Sunday but temperatures will remain above
seasonal average.
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Report submitted by David Eberly (<david.eberly...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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