Date: 9/12/17 8:27 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (11 Sep 2017) 115 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 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 11 30 31
Bald Eagle 2 24 24
Northern Harrier 1 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 91 774 783
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 1 1 1
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: 115 888 899
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Abrams

Observers: Bob Blakney, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Harry McCoy, Sandy


Weather:
Little or no wind and variable when it did show up. High, thin overcast
covered anywhere from 10% to 100% of the sky throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
A Red-headed Woodpecker, a few Ruby-throated Hummers and lots of Cedar
Waxwings were the expected. At 3:45 a string of 35 Common Nighthawks
slipped through the gap weaving their way from east to west just above the
tree tops on the north side of the road.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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