Date: 11/2/17 6:56 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (01 Nov 2017) 6 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 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 0 227
Bald Eagle 0 0 221
Northern Harrier 0 0 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 916
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 217
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 172
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 10
American Kestrel 0 0 119
Merlin 0 0 48
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 17
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 6 6 24447
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: John Rowlett

Observers:

Visitors:
Elizabeth Hunter (NC), Lisa Billow (eastern shore, VA), Vicky Caminer
(eastern shore, VA)


Weather:
Very slight SE breeze with mostly cloudy skies (90-100% cloud cover).
10-12C temps. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Fairly slow day, which is typical when we have a SE breeze.

Non-raptor Observations:
A bear appeared near the teepees, apparently a yearling. 128 Robin, 8 YR
Warbler, 70 Waxwing, 226 Red-winged Blackbird. 1 Monarch.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
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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