Date: 9/9/17 3:17 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (09 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 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 5 17 18
Bald Eagle 10 21 21
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 13 49 58
Red-tailed Hawk 5 13 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 127 138
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
Glen Gerada, Harry McCoy, Wade Snyder, one more


Weather:
Brisk and clear. Overhead clouds moved slowly south all day but the wind
blew through the gap from the west in the morning and then went variable
and lighter in the afternoon. Nice whipped cream clouds gave great
opportunity for contrast but few birds took advantage.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers 10, Ravens 9, one tailless, fuzzy, gray, shrieking nestling Cedar
Waxwing just out of the nest. Monarchs 10.
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Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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