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Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 0 101

Bald Eagle 0 9 108

Northern Harrier 0 9 30

Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 22 703

Cooper's Hawk 0 5 92

Northern Goshawk 0 1 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 3 7 26

Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 12 611 830

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 1 8 10

American Kestrel 0 0 45

Merlin 0 0 21

Peregrine Falcon 0 3 34

Unknown Accipiter 0 1 10

Unknown Buteo 0 0 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 0 23

Total: 16 676 4402

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Observation start time: 10:00:00

Observation end time: 17:00:00

Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Jack Schultz, Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = NNW @ 4 to 2. Temp = 10 to 5C. Humidity = 51 to 47%. BP = 29:99 to

30:00. Cloud Cover = 60 to 0%. Visibility = 40k W/haze.

Raptor Observations:

No observations between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.

GE - 1 Adult @ 4:25 pm. GE was chasing 8 Black Vultures south with all 9

birds flapping strongly.

Non-raptor Observations:

Snow Geese - 50 @ 11:30 am.

White-winged Crossbills - 40 to 50 near the parking lot @ 12:15 pm.

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 0 101

Bald Eagle 2 9 108

Northern Harrier 2 9 30

Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 22 703

Cooper's Hawk 0 5 92

Northern Goshawk 0 1 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 4 4 23

Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 92 599 818

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 1 7 9

American Kestrel 0 0 45

Merlin 0 0 21

Peregrine Falcon 0 3 34

Unknown Accipiter 0 1 10

Unknown Buteo 0 0 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 0 23

Total: 111 660 4386

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Observation start time: 10:00:00

Observation end time: 16:30:00

Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Fred Houdeshell, Nolan Britt, Paul Newton, Sam Shoemaker

Visitors:

Nolan Britt - 10:00 am to 4:05 pm.

Sam & Lois Shoemaker - 10:25 am to 12:55 pm.

Fred Houdeshell - 12:00 to 1:10 pm.

Richard Reise - 3:15 to 4:30 pm.

Paul Newton - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WNW @ 3. Temp = 4 to 6C. Humidity = 57 to 48%. BP = 29:98 to 29.94.

Cloud Cover = 20 to 90%. Visibility = 65 to 60k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

GE - 1 Adult @ 10:09 am.

BE - 1 Immature @ 2:09 pm.

BE - 1 Adult @ 3:09 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Evening Grosbeak - 1.

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 0 101

Bald Eagle 5 7 106

Northern Harrier 7 7 28

Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 12 693

Cooper's Hawk 2 5 92

Northern Goshawk 1 1 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 19

Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 429 507 726

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 6 6 8

American Kestrel 0 0 45

Merlin 0 0 21

Peregrine Falcon 2 3 34

Unknown Accipiter 1 1 10

Unknown Buteo 0 0 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 0 23

Total: 460 549 4275

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Observation start time: 09:45:00

Observation end time: 17:00:00

Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Fred Houdeshell, Paul Newton

Visitors:

Mary & John Shock - 10:00 am to 3:10 pm.

Fred Houdeshell - 12:15 to 1:25 pm.

Richard Reise - 2:20 to 5:00 pm.

Paul Newton - 9:45 am to 5:00 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WNW @ 3 to 5. Temp = 4C. Humidity = 61 to 65%. BP = 29:92 to 29:94.

Cloud Cover = 100%. Visibility = 80k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

GE - 1 Adult @ 9:50 am.

GE - 1 Immature @ 1:03 pm.

BE - 1 Adult @ 1:04 pm.

GE - 1 Adult @ 1:13 pm.

BE - 1 Adult @ 3:03 pm.

GE - 1 Immature @ 3:27 pm.

GE - 1 Immature @ 3:43 pm.

BE - 1 Immature @ 3:43 pm.

BE - 2 Adults @ 4:18 pm.

GE - 1 Immature @ 4:27 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Double Crested Cormorants - 2.

Common Loons - 30.

Canada Geese - 111 plus a distant V of about 100.

Gulls - 7.

Numerous Turkey Vultures & Black Vultures Southbound.

Ravens - 2.

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 0 101

Bald Eagle 2 2 101

Northern Harrier 0 0 21

Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 686

Cooper's Hawk 3 3 90

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 19

Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 78 78 297

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 2

American Kestrel 0 0 45

Merlin 0 0 21

Peregrine Falcon 1 1 32

Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9

Unknown Buteo 0 0 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 0 23

Total: 89 89 3815

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Observation start time: 09:30:00

Observation end time: 16:00:00

Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Jack Schultz, Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = WMW @ 6 to 5. Temp = 8 to 5C. Humidity = 57 to 63%. BP = 29:70 to

29:72. Cloud Cover = 80 to 100%. Visibility = 60 to 65k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Adult @ 9:35 AM.

BE - 1 Unaged @ 3:19 PM.

No observations between 11:30 am & 1:15 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Turkey Vultures - 8 between 1:15 & 2:00 and 13 between 4:00 & 4:30 pm.

Black Vultures - 4 between 1:15 & 2:00 pm.

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 3 26 99

Northern Harrier 0 16 21

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 490 681

Cooper's Hawk 0 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 2 13 19

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 3 184 219

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 2 2

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 0 15 21

Peregrine Falcon 0 22 31

Unknown Accipiter 1 6 9

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 11 913 3726

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Observation start time: 13:00:00

Observation end time: 16:30:00

Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = WNW @ 3 to 4. Temp = 7 to 5C. Humidity = 67 to 69%. BP = 29:50 to

29:53. Cloud Cover = 100. Visibility = 80k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Adult @ 1:35 pm.

BE - 2 Adults @ 2:00 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Turkey Vultures - 10 @ 2:10 pm.

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 1 23 96

Northern Harrier 2 16 21

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 488 679

Cooper's Hawk 0 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 17

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 3 181 216

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 2 2

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 1 15 21

Peregrine Falcon 0 22 31

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 8 902 3715

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Observation start time: 10:15:00

Observation end time: 15:15:00

Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = NE @ 2 & 3. Temp = 12 to 13C. Humidity = 73 to 59%. BP = 29:77 to

29:68. Cloud Cover = 100%. Visibility = 14 to 50k w/haze.

2:05 to 2:22 pm = drizzle. 3:15 pm - rain began.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Immature @ 1:21 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Canada Geese - 34 @ 1:11 pm going SSE.

Slate Colored (Dark Eyed) Juncos - 50 to 100 or more on the rock field

below the tower. Too numerous & active to count.

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 0 22 95

Northern Harrier 0 14 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 487 678

Cooper's Hawk 0 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 2 11 17

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 2 178 213

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 1 2 2

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 0 14 20

Peregrine Falcon 0 22 31

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 5 894 3707

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Observation start time: 13:15:00

Observation end time: 16:45:00

Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Visitors:

Richard Reise - 3:00 to 4:45 pm.

Weather:

Wind = E @ 2 to 1. Temp = E @ 18 to 17C. Humidity = 61 to 64%. BP = 29:89

to 29:88. Cloud Cover = 100%. Visibility = 40 to 30k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

GE - 1 Immature @ 3:02 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Monarch Butterfly - 1.

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 0 22 95

Northern Harrier 0 14 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 487 678

Cooper's Hawk 0 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 15

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 1 176 211

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 1 1

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 0 14 20

Peregrine Falcon 1 22 31

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 2 889 3702

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Observation start time: 14:45:00

Observation end time: 16:45:00

Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = ESE @ 2. Temp = 17C. Humidity = 72 to 73%. BP = 30:06 to 30:05.

Cloud Cover = 100%. Visibility = 10K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations:

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 0 22 95

Northern Harrier 0 14 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 487 678

Cooper's Hawk 0 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 15

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 0 175 210

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 1 1

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 0 14 20

Peregrine Falcon 0 21 30

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 2 887 3700

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Observation start time: 14:30:00

Observation end time: 16:30:00

Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Visitors:

Richard Reese - 3:45 to 4:30 pm.

Weather:

Wind = ESE @ 3 to 4. Temp = 18 to 16C. Humidity = 77 to 83%. BP = 30:14 to

30:12. Cloud Cover = 100 to 15%. Visibility = 2 to 3k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations:

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2012

Posted by Mdbirder on December 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2012

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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total

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Black Vulture 0 0 0

Turkey Vulture 0 0 0

Osprey 0 26 101

Bald Eagle 0 22 95

Northern Harrier 1 14 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 485 676

Cooper's Hawk 2 71 87

Northern Goshawk 0 0 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 15

Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 2360

Red-tailed Hawk 17 175 210

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 1 1

American Kestrel 0 30 45

Merlin 0 14 20

Peregrine Falcon 0 21 30

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 5 6

Unknown Falcon 0 0 1

Unknown Eagle 0 0 0

Unknown Raptor 0 2 23

Total: 24 885 3698

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Observation start time: 12:45:00

Observation end time: 16:45:00

Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Visitors:

Jack Schultz - 1:00 to 2:15 pm.

Nancy & Elliot Kirschbaum - 1:40 to 2:30 pm.

Paul Newton - 12:45 to 4:45 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WMW @ 2 & 3. Temp = 20 to 21C. Humidity = 59 to 50%. BP = 30:07 to

30:06. Cloud Cover = 40 to 15%. Visibility = 40k w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations:

Turkey Vultures - 50 plus.

Blue Jays - 24.

Purple Finch - 1.


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