Date: 8/25/17 4:16 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Aug 2017) 9 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 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 2 35 35
Bald Eagle 0 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 4 68 68
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 9 153 153
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Sharon Ellison, David Brungletter (counter at Harvey's
Knob), Ben & Sarah Pumphrey, Bill Benish


Weather:
Moderate NW winds and nice temperatures (16.7-22.8C). Partly cloudy with
good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Was slow today despite the sky and winds being favorable.
One broadwing came in close for good looks, but it ended up going north.
Had an osprey go north as well. Vultures were everywhere. First raptor
8:20am BW.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 hummingbirds, 14 Red-winged Blackbirds, 6 Monarchs
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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