Date: 9/25/17 10:06 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Sep 2017) 148 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 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 70 79
Bald Eagle 1 90 102
Northern Harrier 0 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 78 87
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 139 7634 7646
Red-tailed Hawk 1 65 79
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 45 51
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 148 8065 8139
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Bill James, Kristine Newcomb, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Don Aldridge. Sue Ann & Mark Pugh from Raleigh NC visited & were on hand
when the several groups of BW came through in the 12-1 hour. Thanks for
visiting, please come again.


Weather:
100% cloud cover with light variable winds with a westerly component. Temps
in the lower 70's reaching the mid 70's. vis was a 3

Raptor Observations:
A smattering of hawks flying through until the 12-1 hour when several small
groups of BW moved through with 93 counted. The sky's dried up until the
beginning of the 3-4 hour when a group of 52 were spotted through my scope
way to the west with no other hawks seen after.

Imm BE (unaged) @ 13:30 (#102)

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
I will sleep until i can sleep no more !
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Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
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