Date: 10/26/17 4:39 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (26 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 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 11 227
Bald Eagle 1 37 206
Northern Harrier 0 6 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 261 831
Cooper's Hawk 2 48 193
Northern Goshawk 0 2 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 30
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 4 44 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 13 118
Merlin 0 10 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 17 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 16
Unknown Buteo 0 4 12
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 10 486 24223
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Joe and Jan Thomas.


Weather:
Moderate WNW winds and cool (8.7-10.1C). Partly cloudy with all clouds
disappearing by 2pm.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 9:45. Had one redtail and a raven playing a friendly game of
tag. First raptor: 9:45 BE. Last raptor: 1:40 SS.

Non-raptor Observations:
16 Monarchs.
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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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