Date: 10/10/17 6:12 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Oct 2017) 42 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 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 2 7 223
Bald Eagle 3 25 194
Northern Harrier 1 1 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 68 638
Cooper's Hawk 6 20 165
Northern Goshawk 0 2 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 2 13 86
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 2 6 111
Merlin 0 3 29
Peregrine Falcon 3 12 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 1 2 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 21
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 42 185 23922
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Another warm day with 24.1-26.7C temps. Light ESE breezes. Mostly cloudy
with very clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Three adult Bald Eagles (11:42, 12:26, 1:03) and three unaged Peregrine
Falcons (11:33 and two in the 1-2pm hour). First raptor 9:42 SS. Last
raptor 3:45 SS.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Monarchs. 31 Blue Jay. 27 Chimney Swift.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
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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