Date: 8/30/17 7:43 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Aug 2017) 18 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 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 4 39 39
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 10 81 81
Red-tailed Hawk 1 15 15
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 18 175 175
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Huck Hutchens, Jennifer Jowdy


Weather:
Mild NW winds early shifting to ESE after noon. 19.6-23.7C. Mostly cloudy
with low visibility early and then 20+ km visibility after 10am.

Raptor Observations:
Our first Peregrine Falcon of the season flew by at 12:42pm (unaged). First
raptor (9:53 Osprey). Last raptor (3:05 Osprey).

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Monarch. 2 Hummingbirds. >50 Chimney Swifts.
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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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