Date: 9/5/18 4:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors & Mississippi Kite #5
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 21 54
Bald Eagle 1 5 12
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 9 125 251
Red-tailed Hawk 1 13 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 8 15
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 5
Mississippi Kite 1 4 5

Total: 22 193 399
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Eric fand Kristen Froelish, Jennifer Jowdy


Weather:
Another hot day with 25.2-31.3C temps. Mostly sunny all day (5-35% cloud
cover). Very light SE breeze. Hazy.

Raptor Observations:
A fairly slow day except for one exciting 15 minute period in the afternoon
when an adult Bald Eagle flew through at 2:43pm and then an immature
Mississippi Kite flew through at 2:55pm. This makes 5 Mississippi Kites for
the season so far. Our first Merlin of the season came through during the
12-1pm hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Monarchs, 11 Cedar Waxwing, 3 hummingbirds.
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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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