Date: 8/24/17 3:33 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (24 Aug 2017) 8 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2017
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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 4 4
Bald Eagle 1 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 4 4
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 6 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 8 37 37
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Darryl Martin

Visitors:
Randy came by for a visit late in the watch.


Weather:
Cooler day with temps ranging 16-23C. NW light breezes early turning to
calm around noon, picking up again around 2:30 out of the NE. Cloud cover
varied between 90% in the morning and decreased to 50% in the afternoon.
Haze in both valleys with visibility at 4-5.

Raptor Observations:
ABE at 11:32. All birds were seen in the west valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Roughly 6 monarchs today. Light traffic on the Pkwy.

Predictions:
Much the same as today, but warmer.
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Report submitted by Carl Christianson ()
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