Date: 10/30/17 5:05 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, 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 11 227
Bald Eagle 5 48 217
Northern Harrier 1 16 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 318 888
Cooper's Hawk 2 61 206
Northern Goshawk 0 4 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 34
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 9 72 145
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 2 5 7
American Kestrel 0 14 119
Merlin 2 17 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 18 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 17
Unknown Buteo 0 5 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 5 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 37 628 24365
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Brisk NW winds and chilly temps (5.6-9.8C). Mostly sunny early becoming
completely sunny with no clouds at all after 10am. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A good Eagle day with five adult Bald Eagles (10:13, 10:21, 11:02, 1:23,
2:10) and 2 Golden Eagles (11:41 immature and 3:09 adult). One unaged
Harrier at 1:28 and 2 more Merlins also recorded today. First Raptor: 9:33
RT, Last Raptor: 3:31 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Monarchs

Predictions:
Slightly warmer, sunny, west winds
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Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
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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