Date: 9/17/17 7:06 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (17 Sep 2017) 512 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, 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 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 507 980 980
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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: 512 988 988
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: ED Davis, George Larkin, Steven Hopp, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
Barbara Kingsolver, Dan Johnson, Karol Lynn Johnson, Lori Ownbe, Laura
Castle,John Clunce, Fred Osborne, Donna Osborne, Dan Huffine, Angie
Huffine, Andrew Huffine, and John Tomko.


Weather:
It was surprisingly hot and mostly sunny but there were some clouds that
helped with the viewing.

Raptor Observations:
Many of the hawks were very high but quite a few were flying low as well.
The Northern Goshawk was a sub-adult. We had a close look at this bird,
mostly below eye level.

Non-raptor Observations:
None reported

Predictions:
Weather predicted to be the same as today. Should be another good day for
hawk watching, especially if we can get a few clouds here and there.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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