Date: 9/28/17 7:50 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (28 Sep 2017) 14 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 1 158 207
Bald Eagle 0 153 162
Northern Harrier 0 22 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 530 538
Cooper's Hawk 0 130 142
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 20
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22218 22316
Red-tailed Hawk 0 49 66
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 96 99
Merlin 0 26 26
Peregrine Falcon 1 10 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 12
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 13 17
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 14 23443 23655
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Bob Letts, M. & S. Armbrister, Ken Molidor


Weather:
Strong and very gusty Northwesterly winds, 20.2-25.2C temps, another tough
no cloud sky, clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
The birds were few. But the day was "saved" by a Peregrine Falcon (unaged
at 10:10am) that appeared above the teepees, circled a few times, and then
headed down east side of the ridge rather quickly. Nice!

Non-raptor Observations:
9 Blue Jays, 4 Hummingbirds, 17 Monarch Butterflies

Predictions:
Sunny again but 10 degrees cooler with west winds
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Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
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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