Date: 9/7/17 6:26 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2017) 44 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 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 44 93
Bald Eagle 13 51 60
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 9 17
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 12 49 147
Red-tailed Hawk 3 13 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 17 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 44 193 405
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.67 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin

Visitors:
John Rowlett, Lois McKim, Janis Stone, Elizabeth Hunter, Ellison Orcutt


Weather:
Windy and chilly on the mountain! It certainly didn't feel like early
September. Strong NW Winds throughout the day, and 11.7-17C temps. No
clouds early but partly cloudy this afternoon. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A decent raptor flight highlighted by a good late day push of Bald Eagles.
BE Flight: 10:02 adult, 12:38 1st-YR, 2:00 adult, 3:08 adult (x2), 3:20
group of three (2 adults, 1 1st-YR), 3:24 adult, 3:36 2nd-YR, 3:47 adult,
4:05 1st-YR, and 4:35 1st-YR. First Raptor: 8:50 OS, Last Raptor: 4:50 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
39 Chimney Swifts, 57 Hummingbirds, 5 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Eastern Kingbird,
and 3 Monarch Butterflies.
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Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
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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