Date: 9/22/17 5:59 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2017) 259 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 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 2 131 180
Bald Eagle 2 134 143
Northern Harrier 3 17 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 68 332 340
Cooper's Hawk 8 98 110
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 19
Broad-winged Hawk 168 20706 20804
Red-tailed Hawk 1 39 56
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 3 79 82
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 10 10
Unknown Buteo 1 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 8 12
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 259 21609 21821
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach

Visitors:
Dan Britten, Mike Smith, Doug Mar, Hudson Mar, Nancy Gray, John Rowlett,
Emily Hancock, Lois Kauffman, Elizabeth Hunter, Vockmar and Amber Burke,
Robert Williams (Richmond), Peter Clark, Jennifer Jowdy, Bill Nettlehorst,
Mike Knight, Arel Domfrie, Susan Hastings, Peter and Ben Frechtel, Lysanne
Taylor, Crista Cabe, Chip and Robin England.


Weather:
Moderate NW winds with warm temps (18.8-27C). Mostly cloudy all day
(75-90%).

Raptor Observations:
Two BE (11:04 3-YR and 3:10 AD). 3:16 Peregrine. Hourly BW count: 3 (8-9),
25 (9-10), 24 (10-11), 8 (11-12), 76 (12-1), 30 (1-2), 0 (2-3), 2 (3-4).

Non-raptor Observations:
78 Monarchs. We would have had 79 Monarchs except that one was being eaten
by a Praying Mantis on the thistle. 5 Hummingbirds. 20 Red-headed
Woodpecker. 34 Tree Swallow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 20 Swifts.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491


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