Date: 10/6/17 6:09 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (06 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 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 3 10 179
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 28 598
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 153
Northern Goshawk 0 2 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 11 22338
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 1 2 107
Merlin 0 3 29
Peregrine Falcon 2 5 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 15 87 23824
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Dave Shoch

Observers:

Weather:
Light SSE breeze. 24-27C temps. Partly cloudy. Clear visibility. A big
thanks to Dave Shoch for covering the watch today!

Raptor Observations:
Three Bald Eagles: 2 adults at 11:15 and immature at 11:45. Two adult
Peregrine Falcons at 12:15 and 12:30.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Chimney Swift. 1 Red-headed Woodpecker.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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