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|Date: 1/22/20 11:44 am
From: Dick and Pat Williams <dickpatwilliams...>
Subject: WRS - Southeastern Dauphin Co.
|This is the 19th year we've done this route through southeastern Dauphin
Co. South and east of the Swatara Creek to the Lancaster and Lebanon
County - Dauphin
Date - 1-22-2020
Observers- Richard and Patricia Williams
Total time actually surveying Hours:Minutes- 3 hours, 11 minutes
Start time/End time 10:15 - 13:26
Miles on route - 50
TVs - 14 (below average)
BV's - 6 (numbers fluctuate, in 2016 we had 54, in 2015 we had 0)
Red-tails- Ad./Imm./ND 23 Ad. / 0 Imm. / 2 ND - total 25 (Our highest
total since 2012 when we had 29)
Rough-legs- Light/Dark - 0
Kestrels- M/F/ND- 3 M / 1 F - total 4 (about average for the last 10 years)
Cooper's - 0
Red-shoulders- Ad/Imm/ND - 0
Bald Eagles- Ad - 2 The one was arranging sticks in a nest ... possibly a
new site for Dauphin Co. The other adult was in a different location.
Other raptors (include age for GE, goshawks) - none
Avg Temp.- 34 F (31 F at start, 38 F at finish)
Sky- Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- sunny, cloudless sky.
Wind - Light/medium/strong- very light to calm
Avg Snow cover depth - 1"- of snow/ice cover. Ponds frozen. Swatara
Creek and Susquehanna River with patchy ice flows.
Other birds of note: 1 Wilson's Snipe and 2 Killdeer
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