Date: 10/5/17 2:47 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 3 219
Bald Eagle 0 7 176
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 23 593
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 153
Northern Goshawk 0 2 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 25
Broad-winged Hawk 1 11 22338
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 77
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 1 106
Merlin 0 3 29
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 17
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 7 72 23809
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Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Mary & Daniel Mapel


Weather:
Nice weather all day. No coverage available until mid-afternoon. Light SE
Breezes, 25.1-24.2C temps during count period, mix of sun and clouds, clear
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Slow except for a stunning adult Peregrine Falcon (3:30pm) that gave a low,
close flyby down the east side of the gap, in perfect light lit up by the
sun!

Non-raptor Observations:
45 Chimney Swifts, 1 Palm Warbler, 50 Monarch Butterflies. A yearling
Black Bear at the tepees across the gap.
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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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