Date: 10/4/19 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (04 Oct 2019) 44 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 4 13 110
Northern Harrier 1 2 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 2 65
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 26 240
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 10
Broad-winged Hawk 7 11 312
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 6 70
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 3 3 9

Total: 44 67 883
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Dave Eberly

Observers: Al Guarente, Alan Simon, Bill Roache, Bob Kelly, Judy Mayer

Weather:
A cold front with a small amount of rain moved through last night into this
morning. The skies were mostly clear with some mid day clouds. Winds were
strong and steady from the north and gusting into the mid to upper 20s
mph.
Temperatures remained in the 60s

Raptor Observations:
Most of the migrants were high in the mostly clear blue skies and fast
moving on the north winds. The most common flight path was through the SE
corner of our site which is just a small window so many migrants were
quickly disappearing behind trees.
We counted 2 juvenile bald eagles as migrants. Two adult eagles were seen
fending off a juv eagle from the area of the reservoir and thus were not
counted as migrants.
At least 4 different red-tails were hanging out all day as well as our
Cooper's hawk and a merlin that did not appear to be migrating. Black and
turkey vultures were around all day as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
34 Monarchs were counted moving through fast on the nice tailwind.
Canada Geese were in the air: 430 were tallied but there were many more.
Most were in high formations headed SW.
A flock of at least 40 brown headed cowbirds was also a sign of the
changing season.

Predictions:
Shifting winds tonight bring clouds tomorrow.
A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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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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