Date: 9/27/17 4:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Sep 2017) 61 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 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 2 153 162
Northern Harrier 0 22 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 41 520 528
Cooper's Hawk 5 130 142
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 20
Broad-winged Hawk 12 22218 22316
Red-tailed Hawk 1 49 66
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 96 99
Merlin 0 26 26
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 12
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 15
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 61 23429 23641
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Peter Clark, Beth Ann Downing


Weather:
A hot day (19.6-26C) with mostly clear blue skies. Strong WNW winds and
good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald Eagles at 12:37 and 12:54pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Red-headed Woodpecker, 39 Blue Jay.
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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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