Date: 9/28/18 7:42 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (26 Sep 2018) 662 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 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 45 45
Bald Eagle 1 24 24
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 19 19
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 650 3526 3526
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 22 22
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 662 3652 3652
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Gene Sattler

Observers: Byron Penner, Jesse Hughes, Logan Moran

Weather:
Mostly sunny giving way to increasing clouds and a thunderstorm closing
down the count aftyer the 2 PM EST hour.

Raptor Observations:
One busy hour 11-12 EDT with some kettles of BW first distant to the south
then on the north side of the ridge, 500 birds total. Lesser numbers
leading up to then tapering off after it with no broadwings the last hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummer - 4
RH Woodpecker - 2
Blue Jay - 28
Monarch - 8
NonMonarch - 1

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Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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