Date: 10/9/19 12:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (09 Oct 2019) 38 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 10 10 10
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 17 114
Northern Harrier 0 2 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 7 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 60 274
Cooper's Hawk 11 18 45
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 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 3 13 77
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: 38 151 967
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, John Mercer

Observers: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly

Weather:
Cloudy and cool with strong winds out of the Northeast. No precipitation
until around 2:55, so the count was called at 3 due to blowing mist making
it hard to keep optics dry.

Raptor Observations:
Surprisingly good movement considering the weather. Locals included three
Red-tail, two Bald Eagle, 2 Cooper's. A good movement of cooper's hawks
again today. Two groups of obviously migrating Turkey Vultures were
counted today. Although up to 20 Black Vultures were seen at one time,
they did not migrate, instead they scattered all directions, then kept
travelling back and forth over the area.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Great Blue Heron

Predictions:
Mostly Cloudy and slightly warmer, temperature reaching upper 60's. Strong
winds out of the North may push birds our way.
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
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www.rtphawkwatch.org


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