Date: 9/2/18 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (02 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 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 2 9 25
Bald Eagle 0 1 21
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 6 31
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 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: 7 23 110
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Bill & Katie James, Kristine & Andrew, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Wonderful help from Phillip, Bill and Katie, Andrew and his family. Dave B
stopped by. Met Richard and his dog Peepers. Had a nice couple from Fairfax
watch with us for a bit. Couple of folks checking out the milkweed for
monarch eggs.


Weather:
Western Valley shrouded by clouds till 11a. Otherwise partly cloudy to blue
skies with a visibility of 5. Temp from 67F - 80F. Winds light at 0-1 and
generally from the W.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a BW at 9:10a on the East. All other raptors to the West.
Had an RT land just down the road on the parkway railing. Had 3 local RT's
today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hairy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Goldfinch, Flycatcher (sp?), Swifts, and a
Nighthawk. 3 monarchs. Lots of dragonflies today.

Predictions:
Heat with a few raptors on the side.
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Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
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