Date: 9/4/17 4:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2017) 51 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 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 10 36 85
Bald Eagle 6 38 47
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 8 16
Cooper's Hawk 4 5 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 23 37 135
Red-tailed Hawk 2 10 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 14 17
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 51 149 361
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Shannon and Chris Updike, John Rowlett, John Fones, Tyler Terpin, Mary Ann
and Thomas Christensen, Lois McKim, Kelley Lipphard, Betsy Lynn, Phillip
Harpee.


Weather:
Nice day, mostly sunny early and late and partly sunny 12-3pm. Light SW
breezes. Pretty hazy in the distance. Temp. 18.7-27.2C

Raptor Observations:
A fairly even pace of raptors throughout the day. 6 more Bald Eagles (5
adults at 9:48, 9:51, 12:55, 2:18, 2:52, and a 2nd-YR immature at 11:20).
First and last raptors were Osprey at 8:43am and 3:51pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
12 Monarchs, 69 Grackles, 25 Hummingbirds, 1 Nighthawk, 35 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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491


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