Date: 11/2/17 3:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (02 Nov 2017) 25 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 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 3 3 224
Northern Harrier 0 0 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 16 929
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 219
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 40
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 4 5 176
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 1 1 18
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: 25 31 24472
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Mike and Mary Ann Gorman, Walt Childs, Ko-Jen Shih, Joe and Jan Thomas.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy early becoming mostly sunny after 10am. Slight SSE breeze.
Clear visibility. 16-19.5C.

Raptor Observations:
Three immature Bald Eagles: 1:54 1st-YR, 2:22 3rd-YR, 2:33 age unknown to
the west circling with a few vultures. First raptor 9:19 SS.

Non-raptor Observations:
This afternoon, three workmen (probably from VDOT) were observed on
Rockpile 2 where they tore down the two remaining teepees with a chain saw.
Rockpile 2 is now clean.
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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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