Date: 9/17/17 8:04 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 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 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
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 62 62 62
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 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 62 62 62
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with valley fog early. By 10:00 it began to slowly break up
and by 11:00 the visibility was about 10 miles with 50% cloud cover.
Temperature ranged from the low 60s to about 70 degrees F when we left.
Winds were very light and variable.

Raptor Observations:
The first BWH came by at 10:30 and were already flying pretty high. Hawks
could be seen with the naked eye with help from the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Turkey Vultures were observed. One Raven was flying back and
forth.Heard one Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Goldfinch.
Saw one Chimney Swift. Otherwise it was very quiet except for the
occasional outburst from crows down in the valley.


Predictions:
Should be a good day for observing hawks. Warmer with clearing conditions.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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