Date: 10/9/19 1:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (09 Oct 2019) 9 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 2 2 2
Turkey Vulture 1 7 10
Osprey 0 7 55
Bald Eagle 0 1 30
Northern Harrier 0 1 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 86 362
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 9571
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 73
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 2 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 18

Total: 9 132 10239
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang

Observers: Chuck Berthoud, Dean Newhouse

Visitors:
Eleven visitors.


Weather:
It was cool and cloudy the first couple hours with an ENE breeze.
Visibility excellent. Clearing skies and warmer temperatures during the
last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Very few raptors in migration. A few Sharpies, a Cooper's Hawk and a
Red-shouldered Hawk. One local Bald Eagle being harassed by a local
Red-tailed Hawk. At least five other local Red-tailed Hawks; none appeared
to be migrating. Lots of TVs and BVs. One TV flew by high overhead in a
straight line, southerly direction, and two BVs did the same thing. None
of the others appeared to be migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
A pair of Ravens put on an extended aerial display as their guttural calls
echoed through the valley. That was really the highlight of the day. A
few Ruby-crowned Kinglets appeared around the hawkwatch platform, and a
Pileated Woodpecker landed atop one of the wooden power line posts. A
total of 26 species were observed and recorded to eBird at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60482111.

Predictions:
Sunny forecast for tomorrow. High 71F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)


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