Date: 11/5/20 3:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rocky Ridge (05 Nov 2020) 53 Raptors
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 7 7 28
Turkey Vulture 9 19 140
Osprey 0 0 82
Bald Eagle 0 6 78
Northern Harrier 2 7 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 21 823
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 11 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2809
Red-tailed Hawk 21 52 124
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 2 269
Merlin 1 3 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 14
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 43

Total: 53 136 4602
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Paley

Observers: Chad Erhardt

Visitors:
16 visitors, a few with binoculars and cameras.


Weather:
Mostly clear skies with high wispy clouds. South to Southwest winds
varying from 2 to 5 mph. Temperatures reaching 23 deg. C, it was similar to
a mild spring day.

Raptor Observations:
21 red-tails, 3 coopers, 1 merlin, 2 red-shoulders, 8 sharp-shins, 2
harriers, (1 a male.), 9 turkey vultures, 7 black vultures. After 1300 all
raptors counted were flying so high most were found using binoculars, very
high up, sometimes right overhead. The cloud cover was a big help.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local eagles were a no show today. At one point there were 29 vultures in
front of the broadcast antenna, and at least 25 more beyond the near ridge,
most dispersed without coming our way to be counted.

Predictions:
Warm and sunny, with a few clouds drifting by. Hawks will be high up,
needing binoculars to find and identify.
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Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)


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