Date: 9/7/18 5:11 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 11 25 41
Bald Eagle 4 7 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 5 18 43
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 21 69 156
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Darryl Martin, David Kirk, King Irvin, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Had plenty of help today from Bill James, Bob Epperson, Phillip Ferguson,
Barry Kinzie and Alan Austin who showed up in his nearly invisible
camouflaged van.


Weather:
Another hot day, started at 23c and climbed to 29c. Little wind at the
start of the watch through around 1:30 when it picked up on the eastern
side to about 5 mph. Hazy in the western valley throughout the day and
cloud cover varied from 30 to 75%.

Raptor Observations:
First bird of the day was a broadwing in the 11 o'clock hour and little
activity until the wind picked up on the east side in the 2 o'clock hour.
All but one sharp shined and one osprey were observed on the east side or
directly overhead. A total of four bald eagles today with three in quick
succesion beginning about 2:50. The fourth came shortly after just past
the 3:00 hour. Also in the 2:00 hour we had 6 of the 11 osprey seen during
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs were seen in the early portion of the watch. Plenty of parkway
traffic with a heavy dose of motorcylcles. One AT hiker was dropped off at
the overlook and headed south.

Predictions:
May be slightly cooler and even more so through the first several days of
next week.
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Report submitted by stan Mitchell (<mitchmitchell7...>)
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