Date: 9/22/18 4:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (22 Sep 2018) 103 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, 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 5 49 49
Bald Eagle 7 34 35
Northern Harrier 1 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 134 134
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 65 1069 1069
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 45 46
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 3 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 103 1374 1379
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Doug Graham

Observers: Bob Blakney, James Fox, Matt Orsie

Visitors:
Josh (from Warrenton,) Colleen M, Mat O, James F, Harry, Jim S, and Mark.


Weather:
Cloud covered most of the day with a little light rain at lunchtime.

Raptor Observations:
Most of our birds were a little lower today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo eating a Praying Mantis was spotted in the trees
behind the hawk watch.

Predictions:
Forecast is for rain and cooler weather.
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Report submitted by Doug Graham (<dgraham1492...>)


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