Date: 8/25/18 5:10 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Aug 2018) 32 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2018
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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 5 18 18
Bald Eagle 2 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 24 63 63
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 32 113 113
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Visitors:
Lysanne Taylor, Janet Paisley


Weather:
Beautiful day! Moderate breezes that begain SW then switched to N, and
finally E after noon. Temps 17.3-29.2C. Partly cloudy early and mostly
cloudy from 12-2pm.

Raptor Observations:
Two Bald Eagle: 10:17 adult, 12:25 3-YR. Most raptors flew through between
9-11am. Things died down after noon when the winds shifted to E.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Hummingbirds. 7 Monarchs.
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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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