Date: 11/20/21 3:13 pm
From: Caroline Fegley <cgfegley...>
Subject: Tussey Mtn (20 Nov 21)
Greetings from the mountain!
Today I learned that cocooning into my sleeping bag works very well to keep
warm in 52 km/h winds... though the hikers and hunters thought I looked
silly. The strong SSE/S headwinds were not conducive to migration, so I
only saw 2 TUVUs migrating in the S valley this morning. There were a few
locals including TUVUs, a COHA, and one BAEA Ad.
Tomorrow the winds will be light and southerly and there will be a chance
of rain in the afternoon, so migrants are not expected.

Happy birding!
- Caroline Fegley

Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 303 1170
Osprey 0 0 43
Bald Eagle 0 19 141
Northern Harrier 0 5 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 31 524
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 54
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 1265
Red-tailed Hawk 0 199 351
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 26 39
American Kestrel 0 0 125
Merlin 0 4 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 3
Unknown Raptor 0 5 27

Total: 2 599 3832
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Caroline Fegley

Observers:

Visitors:
A few hunters and hikers who seemed to think I looked silly cocooned in my
sleeping bag staying warm.


Weather:
Mostly clear skies with haze in the morning shifting to full cloud cover
midday through the afternoon. Winds at the lowest first thing in the
morning at 13 km/h SSE picking up to a high of 52 km/h S midday. -5 to 4
degrees C

Raptor Observations:
Only 2 TUVUs migrating in the S valley. 3 local TUVU, 1 local COHA, and 1
local BAEA Ad also seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
Startled a ruffed grouse on the side of the trail in the morning. Otherwise
there was a lack of non-raptors besides a few usual species such as the
ravens.

Full eBird checklist:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS97839889&amp;data=04%7C01%<7Cscbirdcl...>%7C372110c13dda4db8d31608d9ac7819c1%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C637730454110361959%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=ljVLqFb7%2F1J%2Beg6lRj5FUgDv1xTovjx3yegZebCAFfQ%3D&amp;reserved=0

Predictions:
Mostly S winds a little lighter than today. Chance of rain in the
afternoon.
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Report submitted by Caroline Fegley ()
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found
at:tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

 
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