Date: 10/4/17 1:52 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (01 Oct 2017) 5 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 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 1 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 8
Northern Harrier 0 0 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 17
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 7378
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 3
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1

Total: 5 5 7455
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: John Clounce

Observers: Laura Castle

Visitors:
None reported


Weather:
Clear October skies with great visibility. Temp ranged from a low of 63 F
to a high in the mid 70s F. Wind was mostly from the E/SE 8-15 mph.

Raptor Observations:
The Broad-winged hawks came by during the 10-11 hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
Saw several Tennessee Warblers but did not have a chance to count them. Saw
1 Monarch Butterfly.

Predictions:
End of 2017 season. Come join us in 2018!
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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