Date: 8/29/18 4:25 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (29 Aug 2018) 17 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 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 0 20 20
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 10 79 79
Red-tailed Hawk 4 13 13
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 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 17 140 140
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Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: John Spahr

Observers:

Visitors:
Peggy Combs (Richmond), Ellison Oricott (Richmond)


Weather:
Sunny, warm day with lots of blue sky. Mild WSW breeze. 87-89F temps.
Thanks to John Spahr for covering today!

Raptor Observations:
Essentially all raptors were flying over the Rockfish Valley side (east) of
the gap.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 hummingbirds, 17 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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