Date: 11/10/17 3:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors: 4 GE and 4 BE
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 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 4 10 231
Northern Harrier 0 3 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 973
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 230
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 11 48
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 4 24 196
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 4 4 14
American Kestrel 0 1 120
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 34
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 19
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 3 3 25
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 23 127 24576
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Observation start time: 11:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Dave Shoch

Observers:

Weather:
Very cold (2-4C temps) with strong N winds all day. Mostly sunny (5% cloud
cover). Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
The cold north winds brought us plenty of eagles today! Counter Dave Shoch
reported "Golden Eagles will warm you up on a cold day!" Four Golden Eagles
at 12:10 (unaged), 12:59 (immature), 1:40 (immature), and 3:50 (immature).
Four Bald Eagles at 11:58 (adult), 12:10 (adult), 1:59 (4th-YR), and 3:55
4th-YR. Seven Red-shouldered Hawks also helped make it a great day! Most
birds were heading southwest.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Common Loon, 4 Tundra Swan, 8 Ring-billed Gull
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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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