Date: 10/1/19 3:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (01 Oct 2019) 18 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 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 0 3
Osprey 1 1 47
Bald Eagle 0 0 29
Northern Harrier 0 0 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 13 258
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 8
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 9543
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 54
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 16

Total: 18 18 10048
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Fred Paley

Observers: Anne Muren, Chad Erhardt, Robin Smith

Visitors:
65, 49 of which were young students visiting the lookout. (For those
looking for the full report from Sunday Sept 29th that count will be posted
in full tomorrow evening. It was a good morning). In fact it has been a
great season for visitation and hawkwatching at Rocky Ridge.


Weather:
Winds were light from the southwest. The temperature warmed to 29 C by the
end of the count. Cloud cover at the beginning broke up by the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Small movement of Sharp-shinned Hawks today and a Peregrine Falcon was
recorded (11:22 EST). There was also a single Osprey and a pair of
Broad-winged Hawks tallied. An American Kestrel was viewed but deemed
non-migrating based on direction. Local Red-tailed Hawks were up in the air
as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwing 52

Butterflies (best butterfly day this season)
Monarchs-248
Zebra Swallowtail-1
Buckeye-2
Mourning Cloak-1
Cabbage White-2
Clouded Sulfur 1
Variegated Fritillary 1
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Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)


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