Date: 11/11/17 1:15 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (11 Nov 2017) 28 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 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 65
Bald Eagle 2 2 74
Northern Harrier 0 0 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 373
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 74
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5669
Red-tailed Hawk 17 17 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 3 5
American Kestrel 0 0 28
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 28 28 6456
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Observation start time: 10:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers: Doug Graham, Duane Schilling

Weather:
Cold but nearly calm. High thin clouds at first that thickened throughout
the day. Light wind switched from west to east mid-day.

Raptor Observations:
Afternoon birds flew really high and almost straight overhead. Odd to see
moving Redtails and Golden Eagles doing shallow flaps with the outer
primaries periodically.

Non-raptor Observations:
Waxwings 128, Ravens 5, Fish Crows 3
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Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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