Date: 10/7/17 4:45 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 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 3 88
Bald Eagle 1 9 114
Northern Harrier 0 3 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 30 132
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 71
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 7665
Red-tailed Hawk 2 13 102
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 61
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 15 75 8287
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Dale, Dillard Childress

Visitors:
Rodney (counter at Hanging Rock) was down with his dog Molly. He was joined
by his daughter, Courtney. Appreciated their company and help.


Weather:
Despite weather predictions of southerly breezes, winds were from the East
or Northeast. Wind speed ranged from 1-3. Temps were 67F-74F. We had haze
in the valley in the morning. The front that came through at 2P brought the
rain and shut down the watch. Cloud cover started at 50% and ended at 95%.
Visibility was a 4 till the rains blocked off the views to the east and
decreased visibility to the west.

Raptor Observations:
First raptor was a CH at 9:45a. We had a mature BE fly low over the knob at
11:28a.

Non-raptor Observations:
111 monarchs. Blue jays were starting to push through.

Predictions:
Gonna be wet.
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Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
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