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Posted on October 31, 2009 at 11:28 AM Comments comments (0)

I will not be posting results of the Hawk Watch on this site anymore, instead you can get them at this site www.washingtonmonumenthawkwatch.webs.com

Hawk Watch 10-26-09

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2009

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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 1 18 176

Bald Eagle 0 19 96

Northern Harrier 0 8 24

Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 321 764

Cooper's Hawk 1 71 112

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 3 156 195

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 8 29

Total: 9 683 4923

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Observation start time: 10:30:00

Observation end time: 17:00:00

Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Dave Weesner, Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = SE @ 2. Temp = 15 to 14C. Humidity = 37%. Cloud Cover = 50 to 100%.

Visibility = 75K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

No observations between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-25-09

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 2 19 96

Northern Harrier 3 8 24

Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 317 760

Cooper's Hawk 2 70 111

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 14

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 27 153 192

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 1 5 8

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 1 8 29

Total: 45 674 4914

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Observation start time: 08:30:00

Observation end time: 16:45:00

Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Kirk Callison, Paul Newton

Visitors:

Mike Keegan - 8:30 to 11:30 am.

Jonathon Barns - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Jim Curtis - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Don Sweig - 10:05 am to 12:15 pm.

Andy & Judy Higgs - 10:20 am to 1:30 pm.

Fred Howdershell - 10:25 to 10:40 am.

Phil and Bruce Goldstein - 9:00 to 11:50 am. (of Cromwell Valley, MD)

Kirk Callison - 1:30 to 4:15 pm.

Paul Newton - 10:15 am to 4:45 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WNW @ 3 to 2. Temp = 11 to 13C. Humidity = 51%. BP = 30.18. Cloud

Cover = 0 to 55%. Visibility = 40 to 80K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Adult @ 11:03 am.

BE - 1 Immature @ 1:10 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

TV - Southbound migrants - 54 @ 3:05 pm and 25 @ 3:35 pm.

Common Cormorants - 12.

Hawk Watch 10-23-09

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 0 17 94

Northern Harrier 1 5 21

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 309 752

Cooper's Hawk 0 68 109

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 3 126 165

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 7 28

Total: 5 629 4869

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Observation start time: 09:00:00

Observation end time: 13:30:00

Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Dave Weesner, Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = ESE @ 5. Temp = 15 to 16C. Cloud Cover = 100%. Visibility = 50 to

20K w/haze. Rain after 1:30 pm.

Raptor Observations:

No observations between 11:00 and 11:15 am.

Non-raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-22-09

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 0 17 94

Northern Harrier 0 4 20

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 308 751

Cooper's Hawk 1 68 109

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 1 123 162

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 7 28

Total: 4 624 4864

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Observation start time: 11:30:00

Observation end time: 16:00:00

Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Visitors:

John Kelly - 2:50 to 4:00 pm.

Weather:

Wind = W @ 2 & 1. Temp = 18 to 20C. Humidity = 48%. BP = 30.07. Cloud Cover

= 80 to 40K w/haze. Visibility = 80K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-21-09

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 0 17 94

Northern Harrier 1 4 20

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 306 749

Cooper's Hawk 0 67 108

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 1 122 161

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 7 28

Total: 3 620 4860

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Observation start time: 09:00:00

Observation end time: 10:30:00

Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Dave Weesner

Weather:

Wind = W @ 2. Temp = 14 to 16C. Cloud Cover = 5%. Visibility = 65K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-20-09

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 7:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 0 17 94

Northern Harrier 0 3 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 305 748

Cooper's Hawk 2 67 108

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 5 121 160

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 7 28

Total: 10 617 4857

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Observation start time: 10:45:00

Observation end time: 15:00:00

Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Weather:

Wind = W @ 1 to 3. Temp = 12 to 14C. Humidity = 48%. BP = 30.25. Cloud

Cover = 2 to 50%. Visibility = 65 to 80K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-19-09

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2009

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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 17 175

Bald Eagle 3 17 94

Northern Harrier 1 3 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 302 745

Cooper's Hawk 6 65 106

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 5 10 13

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 35 116 155

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 22 61

Merlin 0 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 1 7 28

Total: 64 607 4847

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Observation start time: 08:30:00

Observation end time: 17:15:00

Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Barbara Gearhart, Dave Weesner, Paul Newton

Visitors:

Barbara Gearhart - 8:30 to 11:00 am.

Mike Welch - 8:30 to 11:00 am.

Marshall Howe - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Kelly Smith & Emily - 11:00 am to 12:00 noon & 1:00 to 2:10 pm.

Dave Weesner - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Paul Newton - 12:45 to 5:15 pm.

Weather:

Wind = NW @ 1 to 3. Temp = 3 to 9C. Humidity = 33. BP = 30.28. Cloud Cover

= 0%. Visibility = 65K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Adult @ 3:08 pm.

BE - 1 Immature @ 3:43 pm.

BE - 1 Immature @ 4:10 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

Hawk Watch 10-18-09

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2009

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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 1 17 175

Bald Eagle 1 14 91

Northern Harrier 1 2 18

Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 289 732

Cooper's Hawk 3 59 100

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 8

Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 3356

Red-tailed Hawk 41 81 120

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 5 22 61

Merlin 1 10 23

Peregrine Falcon 0 16 53

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 2 6 27

Total: 74 543 4783

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Observation start time: 11:30:00

Observation end time: 17:15:00

Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers: Paul Newton

Visitors:

Fred Houdeshell - 11:40 am to 12:35 pm.

Brad Lanning & Byron Steele - 12:10 to 2:15 pm.

Paul Newton - 11:30 am to 12:35 pm and 3:45 to 5:15 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WNW @ 3 & 4. Temp = 6 to 7C. Humidity = 78%. BP = 30.15. Cloud Cover

= 98 to 50%. Visibility = 65K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 1 Immature @ 4:03 pm.

No observations between 2:15 and 3:45 pm.

Non-raptor Observations:

TV - Over 670 (Conservative number) between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

Hawk Watch 10-13-09

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Washington Monument State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2009

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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 13 171

Bald Eagle 2 11 88

Northern Harrier 0 1 17

Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 235 678

Cooper's Hawk 2 50 91

Northern Goshawk 0 0 0

Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5

Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 3354

Red-tailed Hawk 7 30 69

Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0

Golden Eagle 0 0 0

American Kestrel 0 14 53

Merlin 0 3 16

Peregrine Falcon 4 13 50

Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7

Unknown Buteo 0 2 5

Unknown Falcon 0 1 5

Unknown Eagle 0 1 2

Unknown Raptor 0 3 24

Total: 41 395 4635

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Observation start time: 11:30:00

Observation end time: 13:30:00

Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Paul Newton

Observers:

Visitors:

Fred Houdeshell - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Weather:

Wind = WNW. Temp = 17C. Cloud Cover = 50%. Visibility = 50K w/haze.

Raptor Observations:

BE - 2 Immature.

Non-raptor Observations:


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