Date: 11/14/20 6:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (14 Nov 2020) 59 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2020

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 4 51 255
Turkey Vulture 8 92 700
Osprey 0 0 191
Bald Eagle 2 46 396
Northern Harrier 0 9 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 46 2303
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 228
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 52 122
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3856
Red-tailed Hawk 24 303 955
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 5 45 53
American Kestrel 0 0 171
Merlin 0 1 68
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 51
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 26 199

Total: 59 687 9622

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Rick Morrissey

Observers: Bob Astleford, Jeff Hopkins, John Leskosky, Travis Rennig

It was great to have a 'strong bench' of additional really expert observers
today, John Good; Rob Keith; Steve Hawk from Lehighton, and Michelle from
Alentown. Way to go Michelle who picked out the last two Golden Eagles from
'way out' over peak number 5, which gave us all a treat to follow these
raptors for about four minutes as they took their good old time to pass us
by. In between the raptors during the lulls, some really great stories.
These are just a small sample of the really good people of Bake Oven Knob's
North lookout.

A mostly sunny, crisp November day. The low temperature was 38F, and the
high temperature of 44F was recorded in the early afternoon. As the
afternoon progressed, the temperature steadily went down to 42F at the end
of the count. Winds were WNW, fairly blustery at 5-10mph to start the
count, but by early afternoon winds were 1-3 mph.

Raptor Observations:
As the early morning shift of observers can concur, where were the birds?
Any birds would do? In the 10-11am hour, some really nice looks at two
adult Red Shouldered hawks. The next series of raptors were some far away
looks at a few Sharpshins followed by two eagles, one Bald and one Golden
Eagle with Retails and more Red Shouldered hawks starting to pick up near
the noon hour. The afternoon was basically Redtails and some really nice
looks at two juvenile Golden Eagles.

Bald Eagles (2): 1115 (Adut); 1246 (Immature)

Golden Eagles (5): 1158 (unaged); 1243 (Adult); 1359 (Juvenile); 1550
(Adult); 1604 (Juvenile)

Non-raptor Observations:
86 Canada goose; 8 Ravens, and 6 Loons

Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High 59F, with winds from
the SE at 10-20 mph. Chance of rain 100%, with rainfall totals of about
one quarter of an inch.
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
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