Date: 11/11/17 3:14 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Nov 2017) 61 Raptors: 5 GE, 7 BE
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, 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 0 227
Bald Eagle 7 17 238
Northern Harrier 0 3 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 973
Cooper's Hawk 1 13 231
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 10 21 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 22341
Red-tailed Hawk 38 62 234
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 5 9 19
American Kestrel 0 1 120
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 19
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 25
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 61 188 24637
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Visitors:
Bill Lipscey


Weather:
Mild E winds with partly sunny skies early becoming overcast by 1pm. 0-5C
temps.

Raptor Observations:
Another good eagle day. Five Golden Eagles: 1 adult (11:43) and 4 immatures
(10:15, 10:59, 12:15, 12:20). Seven Bald Eagles: 10:25 adult, 11:23 adult,
12:02 adult with immature, 12:15 three adults.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Sandhill Crane was circling with an adult Bald Eagle (10:25AM) out to the
east. They were both constantly flapping and making small circles very
close to one another as they moved southward. It actually seemed that it
was the eagle that wanted to stay close to the crane.

Other sightings: 1 DC Cormorant, 52 American Crow, a single flock of 275
Fish Crow, 4 Raven, 43 Robin.
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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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