Date: 9/22/18 4:08 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Sep 2018) 242 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 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 8 79 95
Bald Eagle 2 20 40
Northern Harrier 1 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 49 50
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 221 2644 2669
Red-tailed Hawk 4 24 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 20 21
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2

Total: 242 2876 2963
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill James, Dave Brunstetter,
Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Bill, Dave B, Matt, Baron and Tina, Dillard, Philip, Alan, John Slaughter,
Toni, Sue and Tim, new friend Julie, SVU Bird Club, Dave the Van Man, a
couple from Israel, A group from Maryland and New York, A group from Ohio,
previously mentioned Black Widow, bikers and hikers.


Weather:
SE winds, high 60s and 70s, 20% cloud cover until it started raining about
2:00PM.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was an Osprey at 7:55AM(6:55).
2nd Year Bald Eagle 10:42AM(9:42)
Bald Eagle 12:05PM(11:05)
7 Local Red Tails
1 Accipiter kept flying over the knob but never migrated.
After the rain, a Kestrel dove right next to the railing on the Bedford
side.

Non-raptor Observations:
An okay amount of Monarchs, Blue Jays, Red Headed Woodpecker, Nighthawk,
Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Goldfinches, Chimney Swift, Cabbage Whites. The
Black Widow is still chillin in the trash bin.

Predictions:
Rain:/
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Report submitted by Kris Newcomb ()
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