Date: 11/6/19 6:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (06 Nov 2019) 12 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 3 6 63
Turkey Vulture 5 65 153
Osprey 0 2 57
Bald Eagle 1 9 55
Northern Harrier 0 1 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 15 516
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 38
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 24
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9571
Red-tailed Hawk 3 19 102
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 96
Merlin 0 1 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 22

Total: 12 129 10770
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Dean Newhouse

Observers: Dean Newhouse, Fred Paley, Norma Newhouse

Visitors:
Seven visitors.


Weather:
Winds varied from the north and the west, and from light winds during the
first couple hours to relative calm in the last hour. Temps ranged from
8.3 at the beginning to 11.7 toward the end. Not a cloud in the sky
throughout.
Visibility good but there was a smoggy haze beyond 10 miles in the
distance.

Raptor Observations:
Just a handful in apparent migration. One Bald Eagle, a few Black
Vultures, some Turkey Vultures clearly on the move. Also a few Red-tails.
There were also lots of local vultures, and a local Red-tailed Hawk family
of three that was present most of the time.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Ravens continue to show themselves at Rocky Ridge. One raven did a
direct line flyby heading south. Three others flew around the area a bit a
couple hours later. Lots of Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Song
Sparrows, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet present around the platform. A
Pileated Woodpecker drilled into a wooden power line pole.

Predictions:
Clouds and rain predicted for tomorrow. Temps in the mid 50s with light
winds out of the southwest.
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Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)


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