Date: 9/4/17 6:49 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 3 9 18
Bald Eagle 0 11 23
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5 12 24
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 10 45 119
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter, Mike Crowder,
Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Parkway goers & a hand full of hikers.


Weather:
Temps ranged from 20 at beginning of watch to 25 at the end. Fairly clear
skies to mostly cloudy & back to mostly clear. Visibility was a 3.5 out of
5 with hazy conditions farther out. Winds were variable with a mostly
Westerly component all watch.

Raptor Observations:
Not much flying today other then TV & BV with a few ravens milling about.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Parkway is doing a terrible job of keeping the grass mowed &
controlling the weeds !!

Predictions:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power" Abraham Lincoln

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Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
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