Date: 10/31/17 1:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Oct 2017) 76 Raptors (3 GE)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 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 4 52 221
Northern Harrier 0 16 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 343 913
Cooper's Hawk 10 71 216
Northern Goshawk 0 4 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 16 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 26 98 171
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 3 8 10
American Kestrel 0 14 119
Merlin 5 22 48
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: 76 704 24441
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Reese Taylor


Weather:
Brisk NW Winds and 7.6-9.2C temps. Very few to no clouds. Clear
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Decent Accipiter and Red-tail numbers as well as another great Eagle and
Merlin flight today. Three Golden Eagles (unaged bird high and distant to
the east at 10:51, adult low and fairly close in to the west at 1:54, and a
juvenile on the same flight path just minutes later at 1:58). Four Bald
Eagles (11:30 adult, 12:32 1st-YR, and adult & 1st-YR together at 1:54).

Non-raptor Observations:
1 YB Sapsucker, a murder of 60 Crows, 114 Robins, 170 Waxwings, a late
Blackpoll Warbler, 690 RW Blackbirds, 225 Cowbirds, 1 Pine Siskin, 19
Goldfinches, 12 Monarch Butterflies.
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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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