Date: 10/25/19 3:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (24 Oct 2019) 41 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 10 16 16
Turkey Vulture 29 38 41
Osprey 0 7 55
Bald Eagle 0 14 43
Northern Harrier 0 9 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 209 486
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 9571
Red-tailed Hawk 0 33 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 30 91
Merlin 0 5 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Unknown Falcon 0 4 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 21

Total: 41 397 10505
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Randy Phillips

Observers: Chad Erhardt, Jim Wendt, Jon Butcher, Mark Kocher

Visitors:
10 visitors


Weather:
Beautiful day at the overlook. Clear skies, 0% cloud cover entire observing
period. Light S/W winds. Cool temps.reaching 15C.

Raptor Observations:
Few migrating raptors observed. Late morning a kettle of 39 Black and
Turkey Vultures gained altitude towards TMI before streaming south.
Numerous local Turkey and Black vultures along with several Red tails were
seen through the day. Highlight of the day was towards the end of the
observing period when 4 adult and 1 immature Bald Eagles were seen in the
same thermal.2 Red tails joined them.One of the adults then flew over the
observation deck for a fantastic view....

Non-raptor Observations:
Red winged black birds-5
Monarchs-5
Gold finch-1
Crows-30
Tree swallows-7
Red bellied woodpeckers-3
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Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)


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