Date: 9/18/17 7:04 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (18 Sep 2017) 452 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 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 3 43 52
Bald Eagle 7 70 82
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 38 47
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 421 1909 1921
Red-tailed Hawk 3 34 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 29 35
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 3 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 452 2171 2245
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Bill & Katie James,
Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter,
David Kirk, John Slaughter, King Irvin, Matt Hosmer,
Mike Crowder, Tina Gibson, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Hollins University was up with an Ecology class. Keith Peters from
Huntington WV, Bree, Julie, George Holmes, Bob Epperson, Don Aldridge.
Anyone i missed, my apologies.

At least a dozen thru or section hikers stopping in to investigate what we
were doing.
Many Parkway goers



Weather:
Temps, low of 66, high of 74. 50% or greater cloud cover all watch. Winds
were westerly until the last 3 hrs of watch turning NE. Visibility was a 3
with lots of haze on both sides of the mountain.

Raptor Observations:
A decent showing of BW's with most coming in the 2-3 DST hour.
Another good showing of Bald's
AEBE x2 @ 14:11, 16:40 & 17:21
Imm BE @ 14:25, 16:43 & 16:59
All times are DST


Non-raptor Observations:
Never under estimate an old man in turnout gear & an air pack !!

Predictions:
More of the same
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Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
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