Date: 10/30/17 3:06 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (30 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 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 13 118
Northern Harrier 0 9 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 118 220
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 95
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 7665
Red-tailed Hawk 13 73 162
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 70
Merlin 1 4 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 17 288 8500
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Bill James, Don A., Katie James

Visitors:
Leaf peepers.


Weather:
COLD, did not have proper equipment to get an accurate reading, however
vehicle read 27F upon arrival. Stiff NWish breeze, light cloud cover,
great visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A.B.E. 3:18
2-3 non migratory Red Tails

Non-raptor Observations:
Some type of gull, 40 Canada Geese, 2 Military Jets, 2 Thru-hikers taking
the "scenic route".

Predictions:
"If you don't scale the mountain, you can't view the plain".
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Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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