Date: 9/13/18 7:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 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 6 36 69
Bald Eagle 4 15 22
Northern Harrier 1 6 7
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 9 149 275
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 16
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 4 7
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 22 250 456
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: John Rowlett

Observers: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Marshall Faintich, Walt Childs


Weather:
Sky was good for viewing against a backdrop of almost total cloud cover.
Winds were variable in direction but fairly constant in speed. Midday was
totally socked in (no visibility) but conditions improved after 1pm.
Moderate but variable winds. Temp 22-26C. Cloud cover between 85-100%.
Visibility generally 15 km. Dense fog between 12-1pm.

Raptor Observations:
Four Bald Eagles: 10:48 3-YR, 10:53 unaged pair, 2:18 unaged.

Non-raptor Observations:
23 Monarchs, 42 Chimney Swift, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1
Baltimore Oriole, 6 Raven
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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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