Date: 9/23/17 4:19 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (23 Sep 2017) 69 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 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 5 55 56
Bald Eagle 1 50 50
Northern Harrier 1 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 169 169
Cooper's Hawk 7 51 51
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 18 5621 5630
Red-tailed Hawk 3 32 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 23 23
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 69 6038 6049
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, The Littles

Visitors:
Nice crowd today with an MOS/MBC/ANS trip. Several folks joining us
including Harry McCoy, Kim, Josh & Nicole, Joe & Beatrice, Rose & Pam,
Isabel & Rob, Sandy, and Jim Smith & family.


Weather:
Cool to the mid-70s (in the shade), light westerly wind, good clouds in the
morning to clear blue in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings no longer guarding young across the street but still local
flocks seen during the day. A few Red-headed Woodpeckers, Chimney Swifts,
Tree Swallows, Goldfinches, Ravens, D-b Cormorants. Redstarts, C.Wren in
the back woods.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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