Date: 11/5/20 4:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (05 Nov 2020) 145 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, 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 0 3 29
Turkey Vulture 0 11 171
Osprey 0 0 60
Bald Eagle 5 25 209
Northern Harrier 4 9 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 60 1740
Cooper's Hawk 5 10 220
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 25 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2736
Red-tailed Hawk 87 195 618
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 24 33
American Kestrel 1 4 108
Merlin 0 0 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 11
Unknown Buteo 3 3 20
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 27

Total: 145 370 6166
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Brian Weaver, Dave Schwenk, Gary Lobell, Jay George,
Larry Coble, Rosemary Spreha, Tom Power

Visitors:
A total of 12 birders
A total of 9 for vista view

Special thanks to Ken and Jane Light, Sue Wolfe, and Jim Metzer for their
assistance.


Weather:
A light cloud cover along with a very light south to southwest wind until
late afternoon. Visibility fair in the morning but improved by late
afternoon. Temperature range of 35-66 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
BE (2) adults
BE (3) immature
GE (3) immature
GE (1) age unknown

1st bird BE @ 9:08
Last bird NH @ 3:20

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven activity throughout the day
Large murder of crows

Predictions:
Sunny and warm with a light west wind
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432

Directions to site:
From Interstate 81, take the Fort Indiantown Gap exit (from the north, exit
85, from the south, exit 85B) and go north on Fisher Avenue. Drive
approximately one mile to Funck's Restaurant. Turn left and follow Hawk
Watch signs to the top of 2nd Mountain. At the mountain top turn right off
Cold Spring Road (dirt road) go about 1/2 mile to the parking lot and watch
site.
 
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