Date: 9/11/18 10:49 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 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 30 63
Bald Eagle 0 9 16
Northern Harrier 1 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 2 140 266
Red-tailed Hawk 0 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 0 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 7 226 432
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Mary Mapel


Weather:
Thick fog filled Rockfish Gap for most of the day so the count was
conducted from the alternate count site at Constitution Park in Waynesboro.
Drizzles throughout the morning but low, dark clouds with rain moved in at
12pm. Very light east breezes with warm temperatures (23.3-25.6C).

Raptor Observations:
A few raptors moving through during the best weather of the day between
10:45-11:30am. An adult male Harrier at 10:59 was seen circling with two
vultures and an Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several groups of Common Nighthawks totaling 45 birds flew over giving some
nice views. 24 Monarch Butterflies.
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Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
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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