Date: 3/1/23 2:26 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 1, 2023
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 01, 2023
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 105 105 114
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 8 8 18
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 11 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 124 124 144
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 13:15:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor, Pat Howell, and Bob Grubbs stopped for a short visit.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy and cold early then clearing with a temporary wind shift out
of the SE then gradually switching to the WNW.

Raptor Observations:
A surprising number of vultures for the official opening of the hawk watch
as well as a decent number of Red-tails. The flight was going well until
around 1300 hrs. when the wind shifted around to the WNW shutting off the
lakeshore movement.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose 32, Rock Pigeon 4, Killdeer 12, Ring-billed Gull 3, Herring
Gull 6, gull species 55, American Crow 11, European Starling 710, American
Robin 29, House Finch 6, Red-winged Blackbird 313, Common Grackle 282,
blackbird species 962

Predictions:
Much colder with overcast sky. I doubt anything will happen.

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie Co., <a.jerrymcw...>
 
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