Date: 9/12/18 6:36 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 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 0 30 63
Bald Eagle 2 11 18
Northern Harrier 0 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 0 140 266
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: 2 228 434
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Poor, uncooperative weather. Thick fog and mist in morning (9-10am) at the
Inn on mountain. Terrible visibility. Moved to alternate count sight at
Constitution Park in Waynesboro, which was not misty but could see the fog
along the ridge and lower hills. Two Bald Eagles observed here plus a
Nighthawk. Moved back to the Inn at mountain at 1:15, but thick fog
continued (but no mist), then started to drizzle before quitting. Temps
65-72F. No wind. 100% cloud cover with low, grey clouds.

Raptor Observations:
Two adult Bald Eagles viewed flying low heading SW in Waynesboro (12:45 and
12:50).

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Nighthawk flying through in Waynesboro
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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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