Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (23 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, 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 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 1 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 11 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 1 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 228 7184 7184
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 5 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 236 7238 7238
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: David Kirschke

Visitors:
Eugene Harris, Brent Harris, Roger and Rhonda Cuttrill; and Betty and Bucky
Edmonson.


Weather:
It was all blue skies in the morning and it got hot early. It became partly
cloudy just before noon.

Raptor Observations:
The first Broad-winged hawks started moving at 9:15. They came in steadily,
close and low until noon, and then slammed on the brakes when the clouds
moved it. The ABE was an adult.

Non-raptor Observations:
No report


Predictions:
The weather is predicted to be about the same. Relatively warm and mostly
sunny.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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