Date: 9/3/18 4:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2018) 75 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, 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 4 11 44
Bald Eagle 2 2 9
Northern Harrier 1 2 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 65 78 204
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3
Mississippi Kite 0 1 2

Total: 75 103 309
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Tyler Terpin, Marshall Faintich, plus a few others.


Weather:
Very warm day with 24-31.8C temps. The morning had fairly strong NW winds
that shifted to light E breeze after 1pm. The morning flights were out to
the west while the afternoon flight shifted to the east side of the gap
with the E breeze. No clouds during first 3.5 hours, partly cloudy at 11am,
then lots of big, white/grey clouds for remainder of the day. Good
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Two Bald Eagles spotted by Dave Hunter: 1st-YR bird at 2:33pm and adult at
3:33pm. The 2-3pm hour was a good Broad-wing hour with 38 total, to the
east, mostly in loose groups of 2-8 birds. A female Northern Harrier at
9:27am.

Non-raptor Observations:
19 Monarchs, 13 hummingbird, 108 Chimney Swift, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker, 2
Raven, 27 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Barn Swallow
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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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