Date: 9/25/17 5:54 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (24 Sep 2017) 119 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 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 6 6
Bald Eagle 1 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 109 7293 7293
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 119 7354 7354
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: John Clonce, Michael Ripper, Rheann Bennette, Susan Greear

Visitors:
Amanda and Eddie Boggs, Alyson Long; and John Clonce III and Lora
Castle(both helped as observers). Mollie Lowery, a herpetology student,
visited for a while. She was looking for green salamanders and
rattlesnakes.


Weather:
Another hot, sunny and dry day with variable cloud cover at times.

Raptor Observations:
The Broad-winged hawks passed the tower steadily, mostly single birds or
5-6 at a time until 3 pm or so. A kettle of 34 was spotted between 3-4 by
our newest volunteer, Michael Ripper of Kingsport, Tn.

Non-raptor Observations:
No report

Predictions:
Very warm and sunny. Little change in overall weather pattern. Ron
Harrington and Sam Evans will be at the tower.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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