Date: 10/28/17 4:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (28 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 0 7 92
Bald Eagle 1 12 117
Northern Harrier 0 9 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 116 218
Cooper's Hawk 2 33 95
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 7665
Red-tailed Hawk 5 60 149
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 70
Merlin 0 3 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 15
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 12 271 8483
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Bill & Katie James, Bill Adams, Dale, Dillard Childress

Visitors:
Several cars stopped to take pictures of the view today. I had lots of help
from Bill and Katie, Dillard, Bill A, and Dale. Really appreciate the extra
eyes.


Weather:
Pleasant day, though we could have used more birds. Temps ranged from
48F-59F. Winds were generally SE, with occasional periods from the E. Wind
speed was 2-4. Lots of cloud cover (70-95%) made spotting the birds we did
see fairly easy. Visibility was a 5 to 4.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a RT at 9:50a. BE was seen at 1p. All birds, but one, were
seen on the East side.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of Ravens today. A group of seven kept us entertained in the
afternoon.

Predictions:
Tomorrow will start out wet, but may get some watch time in the afternoon.
Much windier.
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Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
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