Date: 9/10/17 4:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2017) 646 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 2 19 20
Bald Eagle 1 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 634 683 692
Red-tailed Hawk 3 16 17
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: 646 773 784
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
A great dog day with no less than 6 Pit Bulls, a Catahoula, a German
Shepard, 5 Dachshunds, 1 Chihuahua, 6 Golden Doodles, a Black Lab, 2
Australian Cattle Dogs, a Sheltie, a brute of an English Bulldog named Zep
and about 40 other mutts.

Humans included Wade Snyder, Harry McCoy and Joe Kelly.


Weather:
Starting temp of 57 degrees F to about 65. The winds were variable all day
with a WNW in the morning and periods of E in the afternoon. Cloud cover
varied from 10% to about 80%.

Raptor Observations:
Surprising number of Broad-winged Hawks for the date with the largest
kettle having 200 birds and another with 111.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several DC Cormorants, 2 Common Nighthawks, 6 RT Hummingbirds, 150 Cedar
Waxwings, 10 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Probably a good liftoff and who knows what else.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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