Date: 8/26/18 2:21 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2018) 5 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 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 15 15
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 12
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
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 0 0

Total: 5 61 61
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: John Slaughter

Visitors:
A few folks driving through stopped to chat. A gentleman who goes to the
Waggoner's Gap watch in PA was surprised we had not had many birds yet. My
thanks to Dave P and John for helping out today.
Carl, we miss you at the watch.


Weather:
Morning clouded up quickly and rain started at 9:45a EST. Afternoon cleared
pleasantly to partly cloudy skies. Initial temp of 70F dropped to 65F with
the rains and then rebounded to 76F in the afternoon. Winds were primarily
W with a few periods of NW to N. Speed was a 2-3. Lots of haze when it
wasn't raining with visibility a 2.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was an Osprey at 11:55a (after the rains). Had a redtail come in
to roost in front of the hawk watch at the end of the day. Heard a Barred
Owl at the end of the watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
Had a number of swifts. TV's and ravens were present. Spotted a few
Goldfinch. Had 10 monarchs.

Predictions:
Warmin' up.
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Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
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