Date: 8/25/17 4:43 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 0 4 4
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 39 39
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Kirk

Observers:

Visitors:
Ranger Martha stopped for a nice visit.


Weather:
Temperatures from 17C > 24C. Clear skies early with haze in valleys but by
mid-afternoon high ceiling cloud cover at 100% with increasing lower
clouds. No precipitation with winds from NW changing to WSW at 1-2 with
gusts of 3. Visibility at 4. Humidity at end of day 34% with dew point at
49.

Raptor Observations:
Very few with exception of T.Vs. in flight all day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Vehicle traffic moderate on Parkway with no hikers passing through on AT.
Peaches on tree at North end of parking lot going quickly. Bikers from
Mexico heading to Canada and bikers from Canada heading to Mexico. Long
conversation between the two groups in middle of parking lot. Good time
was had by all. A Monarch Caterpillar ate its way through one leaf of a
milkweed plant taking it time doing it.

Predictions:
About the same
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Report submitted by David Kirk (<dakirk42...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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