Date: 9/17/17 7:07 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (16 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 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 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 411 473 473
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 414 476 476
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Harold Willis, Susan Greear, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
None reported


Weather:
Weather breezy, becoming partly cloudy during most of the afternoon Warm
with temperature in the 70s.

Raptor Observations:
The American Bald Eagle was a juvenile.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Monarch butterflies were seen but no count kept. Saw one
Ruby-throated hummingbird.





Predictions:
Warm and sunny. Should continue to be good weather for hawk watching.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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