Date: 9/25/17 6:02 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (24 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, 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 2 57 58
Bald Eagle 2 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 195 195
Cooper's Hawk 3 54 54
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 37 5658 5667
Red-tailed Hawk 3 35 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 23 23
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 5 5

Total: 78 6116 6127
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, James Fox, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Harry, Duane, Peter, Joan and Caroline


Weather:
Cool (in the shade), light north(ish) winds, no clouds until the few last
hours.

Raptor Observations:
Another difficult day to see raptors. Wes was good to keep us back till
late in the day to see a few low-flying Broadwings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swifts, Tree Swallows, Cedar Waxwings, a full complement of NoVa
woodpeckers: Hairy, Downy, Y-b Sapsucker, Pileated, Red-Bellied,
Red-headed, and Flickers. Also a Great-blue Heron.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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