Date: 9/17/17 5:01 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (17 Sep 2017) 1232 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 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 10 47 48
Bald Eagle 4 43 43
Northern Harrier 3 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 72 72
Cooper's Hawk 6 27 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1169 4121 4130
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 14 14
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1232 4374 4385
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Joe Kelly, Harry McCoy, Wade Snyde, Jim Smith, Audt Nahar, and others.


Weather:
Warm, humid, windless with smatterings of Broadwings all day long.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
30 Monarchs, a few Nighthawks, 36 dragonflies (sp.?), a White-eyed Vireo, 2
Catbirds, Cedar Waxwing sentinels and flocks, Starling flock, 1 Pileated,
Redheaded Woodpeckers, Black and Turkey Vultures.

Predictions:
We're hoping for a little more wind tomorrow.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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