Date: 9/22/18 7:10 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (22 Sep 2018) 1468 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, 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 6 14 14
Bald Eagle 5 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 7
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1440 3336 3336
Red-tailed Hawk 3 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 3 7 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 1468 3398 3398
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Larry McDaniel, Michelle Sparks, Rob Biller, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
Others serving as Observers: Adrianne Nelson (120 min), Shawn Nelson (120
min), John Clonce (150 min), George Larkins (270 min), Susan Greear (270
min), and Marion Finucane (90 min)

Visitors- John and Donna McCarty, Marion, VA- 1 hour each, Janet Meadows 1
½ hour


Weather:
9am- wind speed 1 mph--- SE--- temp 72 F---mostly cloudy, low lying valley
fog valley fog
11 am- wind speed 2 mph—SE-----temp 82 F—partly
cloudy—humidity 77%---pressure 30.12
3 pm-wind speed 4 mph— WSW-temp 84 F—partly cloudy- humidity
66%
Entire day partly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
9-10* hour- no raptors

10-11* hour –Broad wing—27

11-12* hour---Broad wing-241, cooper-1 adult bald eagle-1

12-1* hour---Broad wing—808, sharp shin-1, osprey-3

1-2* hour---broad wing-36, golden eagle-1

2-3* hour--- broad wing-17, kestrel-1, sharp shin-2, cooper-1, goshawk-1,
adult bald eagle-1

3-4* hour---broad wing-283, adult bald eagle-2, sharp shin-1, cooper-1,
osprey-2, unidentified raptor-1

4-5* hour---broad wing-20, adult bald eagle-1, red tail- 2, osprey-1, sharp
shin-1

5-6* hour—broad wing- 8, kestrel-2, red tail-1

Non-raptor Observations:
Other species and birds
Monarchs ----37
Sightings or vocalizations- red head wood pecker-14, yellow throat vireo,
phobe, towhee, junco-2, pileated woodpecker, flicker, raven- 4, wood
thrush, barred owl, hummingbird, blue jays-4---


Predictions:
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted. Check the forecast before going.
There are still a lot of hawks in the "pipeline"
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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