Date: 8/26/17 3:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2017) 6 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 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 1 5 5
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 8
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: 6 45 45
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Bill & Katie James, Dillard Childress, Goffs

Visitors:
Annie D, Phillip, and Randy stopped by to help out.
Parkway traffic was surprisingly light today.


Weather:
Beautiful day with temperatures starting at 63F. Most of day was spent in
the 70's, but topped out at 80F. Cloud cover was 50-100%. There was haze,
but excellent visibility (a 5). Winds started in the NW, but switched to
easterly around 10:30a. Winds were variable in intensity from 0-3.

Raptor Observations:
Most raptors were seen in the eastern valley. Very few local RT's today. BE
was a 3rd or 4th year seen at 1150a.

Non-raptor Observations:
14 monarchs were seen today.



Predictions:
More beautiful weather and more birds.
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Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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