Date: 10/25/17 5:48 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 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 6 91
Bald Eagle 1 11 116
Northern Harrier 1 7 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 100 202
Cooper's Hawk 1 26 88
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 7665
Red-tailed Hawk 3 49 138
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 70
Merlin 0 3 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6

Total: 15 229 8441
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Bill James

Observers:

Weather:
1 and 2 wind from the West and WSW in a brisk day 46 to 56F becoming
increasingly cloud (5-15-90%) with 4 clarity.

Raptor Observations:
One adult Bald Eagle at 10:58 very high north of the knob - in view about 8
minutes. Birds were in close at eye level and above on the west side
except for the AK over the east top.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many folks looking for color, but not too crowded. A nice lady from the
Netherlands who did not want to exchange leaders.

Predictions:
Colder wind from the NW.
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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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