Date: 9/5/17 2:44 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (05 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 0 9 18
Bald Eagle 6 17 29
Northern Harrier 1 1 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 13 25
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
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 55 129
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Dave Brunstetter

Visitors:
Sue came up today, as well as Roger, and spent the day. The extra eyes were
welcomed.


Weather:
Temps ranged 20-26C. Cloud cover from 20% building to 100% with rain and
thunderstorms in the west valley at 2 p.m.
Visibility 4 throughout the day with haze building in both valleys dropping
to zero visibility in the west valley as the storm approached. SW winds at
3-4 changing to SE and back to SW.

Raptor Observations:
ABE 10:40; IBE 12:20; IBE 12:43; ABE 12:46; IBE 1:19; IBE 1:21
Little activity until after 12:00 when raptors started appearing low on the
east side and over the Knob. Very close looks on all birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Grass was mowed today, stirring up gnats. Parkway traffic was moderate with
several people stopping with questions.

Predictions:
Cooler with southerly winds, possible early shower.
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Report submitted by Carl Christensen (<imacookymaker...>)
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