Date: 8/30/18 6:20 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Aug 2018) 9 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 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 1 21 21
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 7 86 86
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 14
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 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 9 149 149
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Mostly sunny early becoming more cloudy as the day progressed. Severe
thunderstorms came in by 3pm. Mild NW winds early decreasing to just a
breeze by noon. Temp 25.7-33.2C.

Raptor Observations:
Rose wrote: Was very slow today. Vultures were the most abundant. The
osprey and redtail were high. Broad-wings were somewhat distant to the
east. All went down the east side of the gap.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarchs
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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