Date: 9/26/17 2:43 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2017) 22 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 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 0 157 206
Bald Eagle 1 151 160
Northern Harrier 0 22 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 479 487
Cooper's Hawk 1 125 137
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 20
Broad-winged Hawk 4 22206 22304
Red-tailed Hawk 0 48 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 3 96 99
Merlin 0 26 26
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 10
Unknown Accipiter 1 12 12
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 11 15
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 22 23368 23580
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Dave Hunter

Observers: Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Amy Neale, John Pancake, Cole Burrell.


Weather:
Warm with 24.1-26.9 temperature range. Moderate NW wind early then shifting
to a mild E breeze. Partly cloudy (10-40%). Hazy low in the distance.

Raptor Observations:
Few migrants today, which were in no hurry. Adult Bald Eagle at 11:30am. A
pair of nice Kestrels circling together way up in the middle of the blue.

Non-raptor Observations:
17 Monarchs.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491


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