Date: 9/26/17 7:31 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (26 Sep 2017) 2 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, 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 6 6
Bald Eagle 0 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1 7356 7356
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 2 7422 7422
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: Scott Turner

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Hot and mostly sunny. Moderate haze.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day. The one and only hawk seen was at 9:30 EST. It was spotted
by Scott Turner way out over the valley. Disappeared in the haze. Later
briefly saw an Unidentified Accipiter.

Non-raptor Observations:
None reported


Predictions:
Sunny and a high of 85 F. May be very slow. A cold front is predicted to
move in by Thursday and should bring better conditions. The wind will be
out of the N/NW 10-15 mph.
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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