Date: 10/8/19 2:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (08 Oct 2019) 19 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 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 15 112
Northern Harrier 0 2 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 5 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 49 263
Cooper's Hawk 6 7 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 12
Broad-winged Hawk 1 13 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 74
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
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 0 3 9

Total: 19 112 928
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, John Mercer

Observers: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Visitors:
The last group of 8 students plus their teacher from Radnor Middle School.
Bill Kemmerer


Weather:
Cloudy and cool, high temperature only reaching 64 f. Most of the day we
had strong winds from the Northeast. Gradual clearing in the last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Local Red-tail, Red-shoulder, Merlin, Bald Eagles, Cooper's Hawk and Turkey
and Black Vultures.
All but one of the Cooper's Hawks were migrating in a strange pattern, they
started at one horizon, circled slowly, but always heading SW until the
went over the other horizon. Twice in pairs and once solitary. Considering
the weather, the students had a pretty good show.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Common Raven
1 Great Egret

Predictions:
Cloudy, Breezy and Cooler, high only 59F winds still strong from the NNE,
with the chance of showers, some bringing heavy rainfall. Probably not the
best of hawk watchiing days.
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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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