Date: 10/9/17 6:48 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (09 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 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 88
Bald Eagle 0 9 114
Northern Harrier 0 3 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 33 135
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 71
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 7665
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 103
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 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: 4 79 8291
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Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Bill James

Observers:

Visitors:
Fewer than usual this time of year, perhaps because of the rain predicted.
One fellow in a jeep got out his chair and small bins and sat, forgetting
his shirt.


Weather:
Rainy and overcast in the morning - watched the mountains on the Bedford
camera and went up when it cleared (or a little later). Warm and humid,
but consistent for the time there at 77 degrees, 75% cloud cover and fairly
clear for a change (4). Wind was variable initially, but was a 1 from the
west and WSW.

Raptor Observations:
At least 3 RTs playing around, but a separate one was high and moving
directly South. Not many sharpies - waiting for the NW winds.....perhaps.

Non-raptor Observations:
Colors are showing a bit.

Predictions:
I think its supposed to rain until Friday, but it was supposed to rain all
day today...
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Report submitted by Bill James (<bijam...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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