Date: 11/23/21 2:30 pm
From: Caroline Fegley <cgfegley...>
Subject: Tussey Mtn (23 Nov 21)
Hello from Tussey Mountain!
The WNW winds brought me 9 BAEAs, 3 GOEAs, 30 RTHAS, 1 COHA, and 1 SSHA
today. The count ended with a stunning sunset and a visit from Peter the
juvenile raven who is getting very comfortable with close flybys and is
constantly showing off his (or her) aerial tricks.
The forecast isn't promising tomorrow due to light SW winds, so me and Des
will both be resting our hawk-filled brains.

Happy birding!
- Caroline Fegley

Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 303 1170
Osprey 0 0 43
Bald Eagle 9 35 157
Northern Harrier 0 5 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 33 526
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 56
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 1265
Red-tailed Hawk 30 243 395
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 31 44
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 2 8 30

Total: 46 671 3904
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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:
Only one hiker today


Weather:
Haze in S valley in the morning. Clear skies until clouds and flurries
moved from Allegheny across N valley to Tussey midday. Partly cloudy or
full cloud coverage in afternoon. Winds WNW 14-30 km/h

Raptor Observations:
BAEA:
1015 Imm
1124 Ad
1140 Imm
1414 Imm
1414 Ad
1513 Ad
1513 (3) Imm

GOEA:
1320 Ad
1417 ?
1554 Imm

Min # local:
2 TUVU

Non-raptor Observations:
Not a ton of non-raptor activity today. Most species were only heard and
not seen, except for a PIWO that flew across the watchsite and the usual
corvids.

Full checklist:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS97983536&amp;data=04%7C01%<7Cscbirdcl...>%7C8e122ba396f3409bcc8608d9aed0dd94%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C637733034361585562%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=mvzAwrcyfJCoRHqX1nQT5H4ATEw1%2BkK7tagu5%2FxGeBc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Predictions:
Light SW winds, bad for migration
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Report submitted by Caroline Fegley ()
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found
at:tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

 
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