Date: 9/19/17 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2017) 315 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 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 48 49
Bald Eagle 0 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 106 106
Cooper's Hawk 4 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 277 5410 5419
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 19 19
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 315 5716 5727
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: BJ Little, Jon Little

Visitors:
John, Lynn and Taylor, Joanna


Weather:
Foggy in the morning, light NW wind, mostly all blue by 1pm

Raptor Observations:
Looked hard to see birds in the east and west but very few specks visible
with binoculars and scopes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-bellied Woodpecker perched on our dead snag in the fog. Warblers up in
the woods: Black-throated Blue, Canada, Worm-eating. Regulars included Am.
Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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