Date: 9/3/18 4:26 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (03 Sep 2018) 4 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 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 10 26
Bald Eagle 2 3 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 31
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 23
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: 4 27 114
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Don Aldridge

Observers: Bob Epperson, Dillard Childress

Visitors:
8 states visiting the overlook with MN being the most distant.


Weather:
Clear with a blanket of fog over the western valley that burned off by
noon. Scatterd clouds with thunderstorms the west and a cell over Peaks of
Otter by close of the watch. Temps started at 70 F and rose into the mid
80s. Light to no wind.

Raptor Observations:
ABE at 10:23 climbing out of the valley below the watch just above the
ridge to the west.
ABE at1:30 high to the West
Osprey low over the Knob


Non-raptor Observations:
Very quiet (other than holiday traffic). Suffered our first injury of the
season as Dillard was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of his head just
after noon. The whereabouts of the yellow jacket is unknown at this time.
This is a continuing investigation....

Predictions:
No clue!
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Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=482


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