Date: 9/7/18 4:45 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2018) 24 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 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 5 26 59
Bald Eagle 3 8 15
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 12 137 263
Red-tailed Hawk 2 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 15
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 24 217 423
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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:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Tom and Sue Clark, Sally and Brock Strickler


Weather:
The day started out partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy after noon. Heavy
rains moved in after 4pm. Mild NNE breeze early shifting to light ESE
breeze after 10am.

Raptor Observations:
Three Bald Eagles: 2 adults at 11:28 and 12:57 and a 1st-Year at 12:05pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Monarchs. 12 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker.
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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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