Date: 10/28/17 4:09 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (28 Oct 2017) 100 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 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 5 65
Bald Eagle 8 13 72
Northern Harrier 8 13 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 175 373
Cooper's Hawk 5 18 73
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 5 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 5669
Red-tailed Hawk 15 33 70
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 2 2
American Kestrel 2 5 28
Merlin 1 4 8
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 6

Total: 100 283 6428
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Many "leaf-peepers," most looking up in the direction we're looking then
staring at us for an explanation. We're usually very kind and help them
understand our strange habits.


Weather:
Cool, light easterly-southeasterly breeze, mostly cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
Lovely looks at the first Golden Eagle, which came right overhead, slowly,
barely flapping.

Non-raptor Observations:
Small number of non-raptors: Blue Jays, Amer. Starlings, Amer. Crows,
Turkey Vultures (some 20 for a day count), Black Vultures (some 20), N.
Cardinal, Cedar Waxwings, Common Raven, Flickers, Cormorant, Amer. Robins.

Predictions:
Looks like a wash-out.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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