Date: 8/31/17 4:48 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Aug 2017) 23 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 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 8 49 49
Bald Eagle 2 9 9
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 2 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 7 98 98
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 23 212 212
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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: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
John Rowlett, Jennifer Jowdy


Weather:
Strong NNW winds, 19.2-29.2C. Humidity falling from 87-48%. Partly cloudy
most of day becoming mostly cloudy after 2pm. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A good Osprey day with 1-2 birds per hour from 8am-2pm. Two immature Bald
Eagles (12:36 and 12:56pm). First raptor was 8:12 Osprey. Last raptor was
2:52 Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Hummingbirds.
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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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